Looking out of my windows here is a beautiful, almost sacred experience as St. Mary’s mountain, as it’s known is steeped in lore and Catholic tradition.
At the highest point you see, it’s called Indian Lookout, extensive signs of longterm settlement by Indians, hundreds of years ago, was a place used by the Army of the Potomac to watch Confederate troop movenent prior to the battle of Gettysburg. As you look south you can see some of the buildings of Mt. St. Mary’s University, the second oldest Catholic College in the Country, 1808, vs. Georgetown 1789. If you look hard you can see a huge gold statue on the mountain, behind the campus where The National Shrine of the Grotto of Lourdes is located, it’s an incredibly beautiful , peaceful, sacred place, many miracles attributed to it’s spring waters, tourists from all over the world flock to the Grotto. My home property and the Grotto are contiguous at a certain point. The leaves started a serious change the day before yesterday. Rt 15 right here, beautiful scenic ride!