Harper’s Ferry and L.A. Story

Saturday was a fun day. With clear skies and mild temperatures, Kelly and I drove out to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. I was there once before but I got to see a little bit more of it this time.

The town is about 70 miles away and we had a pleasant drive out there. I only got “lost” for about 5 minutes, when I missed a turnoff (I hadn’t been paying attention to my GPS). We hit a little traffic coming into town, but other than that, the roads were clear.

We parked down near the train station, and then spent a couple of hours roaming the town. We walked along the train bridge, and then down by the river. We wandered through the main street of the town, in and out of a variety of shops and historical sites. We climbed up to Jefferson’s rock, and then hiked beyond, up to the Harper’s Ferry cemetery, where we wandered among graves dating back to the 1700s.

We left Harper’s Ferry around 5 PM, and headed back, stopping at the Olive Garden for dinner. By the time dinner was over, I was so stuffed that I couldn’t even finish the chocolate gelato I’d ordered for dessert–a crying shame!

After dinner, we watched a movie. Kelly wanted to see L.A. Story. She’d seen it before, but not since living in L.A. and who was I to argue, as it’s one of my all-time favorite movies. So we watched L.A. Story and it took all of my effort and will-power not to quote every single line of the movie. Even so, I think I might have slipped up every now and then.

Kelly headed home after the movie and I spent a little while catching up on some chores around the house.