Tuesday, May 28 – N. Market Street and N. East Street

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(Click any photo to enlarge.) ***Scroll down to see my offer for Red Cross donations.*** I traveled this road, too! I almost got myself in trouble today.  I left the house to run an errand in north Frederick, planning to do my walk somewhere nearby.  I did the errand, then drove to my walking spot, got out of the car, and suddenly realized that I did not have a memory card in the camera.  I checked my spare card stash in the glove compartment, and it was empty, too. Left some fish in the car too long? I debated driving back home, or finding a place to buy one, but then I realized my little camera has an in-camera memory.  I reduced the file size on the camera to 8 megapixels, and now I had 21 shots that I could take.  At home, I used the cable that came with the camera to move the photos to the computer.  Problem solved.  Why am I telling you this?  Because there are a few lessons in here, but the three best ones are:  check your camera before you leave the house, keep a spare stash of memory cards and a charged battery in your purse or car (and remember to replenish them when you use them), and perhaps your camera has an internal memory, too, for if you find yourself in my spot today. Such an inviting front porch Play ball! I parked at Thomas Johnson High School on North Market Street today, and the first thing I spotted was a little metal sign on a leaning metal pole that said "George Washington Traveled This Road."  North Market is also Route 355, also known as "The Great Road" that runs from Frederick to near Washington, D.C.  I would never have noticed this little sign had I not been walking.  My research tells me that George Washington traveled this road many times on his surveying trips to the west. Sunny face Does anyone have a tissue? I walked between North Market and North East Streets, criss-crossing the numbered streets in between, from 16th Street to 8th Streets.  There are a number of neatly kept brick homes and duplexes, with nicely trimmed lawns and shaded front yards.  East Street has businesses and North Market has more homes.  In between the streets there are alleys that parallel North Market and North East, allowing homeowners access to the garages behind their homes. One of the discoveries I made today was the home of the Frederick National Little League.  They have a nice clubhouse and field tucked away on Staley Avenue.   I'm going to wrap up now, then go and follow my own advice.  Let's see...I need to gather up extra memory cards, put them in the glove compartment, recharge the spare battery... Click on any photo to enlarge it. ************************************************* Forward me by email any receipt for an online donation made to the Red Cross for disaster relief, and I will send you a 5x7 print of your choice from any of my daily photo walks or from my website.  Offer good until September 2, 2013. Visit my web site: camscamerashots.zenfolio.com Follow me on Twitter: @camscamerashots Email:  cam.miller@comcast.net Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk: walk every day the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day post a photo every day use whatever camera is easy and convenient for walking comfortably; always have a backup camera at the ready in case of mishaps (I use the Nikon Coolpix P7700) no weather excuses walk only where it is safe to do so

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