Friday, April 25, 2014

The getaway

     Did you ever have one of those times when you needed a change of scenery?  I was at that point with the culmination of Lent, Holy Week and Easter.  So after a funeral on Monday, I got in the car on Tuesday morning and headed Southeast into North Western Maryland for a two night stay at the Rocky Gap Resort just to the East of Cumberland, Maryland.  I had stopped there once before for lunch on a return from DC, and knew that the setting was conducive for a peaceful getaway.  I returned home yesterday (Thursday) somewhat refreshed and set to move into a bust Easter Season.

     Rocky Gap Resort is a part of the Rocky Gap Maryland State Park system which comprises 3000 acres with a 243 acre man made lake at its core.  In addition to the park is a resort with golf course and a new casino that makes the stay even more enjoyable.  Located just off of Interstate 68 and just South of the Pennsylvania border, it is set in beautiful rolling mountains that are just about ready to burst into bloom.  It is about a two and a half hour drive from my place through PA, West Virginia and Maryland.

     The drive was refreshing, the stay rejuvenating, my two dinners excellent, my time at the slots not profitable but not too damaging (the great gambler that I am finds me usually at the penny slots).  I read, relaxed, and enjoyed a few days away from home.  Now I am back and ready to go.  God is good.

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