Getting lost in Patapsco Valley...

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797

Today we set out on a quick 3 mile hike in Patapsco Valley State Park, but decided a couple miles in to take the path less traveled. We are frequent visitors, and know our way around "our" part of the woods pretty well. Today though, we were curious, and feeling adventurous, and on a whim, turned onto an unfamiliar path. 3 miles turned into 9.5, one hour into more than four. We got lost in Patapsco Valley, and it was glorious!

We cooled off in the Rockburn Branch, feasted on wild raspberries, and stumbled upon an old graveyard, and something that resembled an old gas station pump (?). We truly appreciated the Maryland Environmental Trust and all this land forever protected has to offer us, and even had a rare encounter with a black squirrel!

While squirrels and I are not best friends (I had to evict them once or twice from my attic), this black one was gorgeous, and the first of its kind I've ever seen.

Lost in Patapsco Valley State Park

Today we set out on a 3 mile hike, and got lost in the woods. It was glorious! 

When was the last time you took the path less traveled?

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Thompson Company, REALTORS

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Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD, who has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers in Montgomery and Howard County, MD (and beyond) for 16+ years now. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running, hiking, and traveling, speaks German, reads a lot, blogs a little, and drinks too much coffee. 


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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Andrea - that sounds like quite the adventure!

Jul 13, 2020 07:14 PM #1
Trish Cole
Veterans United Home Loans of Puget Sound - Puyallup, WA

Looks like a beautiful area to wander and refresh!  Thank you for sharing a part of your adventures.

Jul 13, 2020 07:23 PM #2
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Andrea it has been a while since we connected, I love the new profile picture, glad you had a fun time, Endre

Jul 13, 2020 09:34 PM #3
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

It was an adventure Michael Jacobs .. unplanned, but aren't these the best ones?

Thanks for stopping by Trish Cole  I am fortunate to have Patapsco Valley State Park at my door step, and take full advantage of it! 

Jul 14, 2020 04:56 AM #4
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

It has been Endre Barath, Jr. - I appreciate your visit! I haven't been as active as of late on AR b/c it's been one beautifully busy year thus far. Plus, the recent glitch has me wondering if new posts may disappear, too?  Should we hope to recover the lost month, but risk losing the new one - or accept that June is gone, and move on? I'm leaning towards the latter this AM. 

Hope you are well and thriving in CA! Thank you very much - an update was long overdue.

Jul 14, 2020 05:02 AM #5
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Andrea Bedard you're adventurous....I'm NOT!!! I like everything well marked out and planned....  LOL.... just another flaw in my personality!! 

Jul 14, 2020 05:16 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Andrea Bedard - it has really been too long since I have done it.  Like to find a path less traveled.

Jul 14, 2020 06:41 AM #7
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

I am very much a planner Barbara Todaro - but every while and then I am up for a good adventure. 

Then now would be the perfect time Grant Schneider to take a path less traveled, and make a few discoveries along the way.  

Jul 14, 2020 06:32 PM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Have an outstanding summer!

Aug 02, 2020 04:56 AM #9
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