Today the Baltimore Ravens go up against the Houston Texans , hoping to earn a spot in the AFC championship game. Having no interest in the game, I set out for other entertainments. With temperatures clocking in at 30 degrees or so under a cloudless sky it was a perfect day for football and a walk in the woods.
Baltimore’s Robert E. Lee park is a short train ride from downtown. The Mass Transit Administration’s Light Rail stops at the Falls Road entrance to the park. From there it is a leisurely stroll back to nature. The stillness of the afternoon is punctuated only by the sound of a passing train, barking dog, or the sound of a skateboard riding youngster.
The rolling hills of Baltimore County are an ideal setting for a brisk walk. The trails on the east side of the park are mostly paved. They are ideal for walking and bike riding. Many bring their dogs here for exercise. The west side of the park beyond the ravine and rail bed is unimproved and ideal for a walk with nature.
Water fountain (source Greg Cundiff)
The Ravens won their game.