The thing I'm going to love most about living downtown is being within walking distance of the city's best parks, shops, and restaurants. Frederick is a city that boasts its history; it seems like every corner you turn you encounter a house, a bench, a statue, or tree preserved and named after some important citizen of Frederick history. Francis Scott Key, Barbara Fritchie, Roger Brooke Taney. As a self-proclaimed history buff, I have to say I love being immersed in this kind of environment. The city has so well maintained its culture that you can easily close your eyes and envision the Fredericktowne of long ago. You just wonder who might have walked these undulating brick streets, their voices mingling with the carriage rattles and horse whinnies echoing off the buildings
I have a feeling that evening walks are going to become a staple of our days living downtown. You never know what you're going to stumble upon: what concert will be playing in the park, what shopkeeper will be brimming with stories to tell, what friendly mutt will be waiting to play fetch with a stranger. Several times a week we stop by our soon-to-be-home, just a quick visit to say hello--but these little stops excite me for all the adventures and discoveries ahead.
I mean, today we found a lake. A whole entire lake--just blocks away.Complete with a little family of baby ducks and their sentry-vigilant mother. Who knows what else is out there waiting to be found and explored? I know one thing: I can't wait to find out.
Here are a few photos of our downtown day. Have a beautiful Saturday, friends!