Last weekend we decided to take a short trip to Maryland, to a place that holds a lot of memories for me. Jason has on numerous occasions shown me around places all over Pennsylvania that are meaningful to his childhood, and it was about time that I did the same.
With Robelee in tow, we headed to Fort Washington National park. We wanted to get Robelee out of the house and do something active together, so this seemed to fit the bill (not too far away, and the historic nature was right up Jason’s alley). I spent countless days visiting this place with my grandparents and parents when I was little, and the memories just flooded back the second we pulled into the parking lot.
I vividly remember parking and making the walk to the entrance of the fort, and visitors building. It almost felt like stepping back in time to when I was little, especially since not much has changed at the fort since then.
Robelee was all too excited to be out and about. I don’t think he’s ever been so into any other trip he’s gone on. You’d think by his eagerness to get into the fort that we were making late for some sort of important party.
We spent about an hour exploring all the “ins and outs” of the fort, which was so fun. I forgot how many places you could go that aren’t off limits (stairwells, different rooms, etc.), which made it that much more interactive and exciting.
After we finished up, we decided to go a bit further down memory lane to BJ’s Carryout for ice cream. My chocolate malt satisfied my sweet tooth, and added even more to the nostalgia I was already feeling from the day.
We also decided to add onto our trip and take a drive to the first house I lived in before my parents divorced, and then past my grandparents house. So many memories!
Seeing everything in person after so many years was quite the emotion overload and brought back so many happy memories from my childhood. It was nice to be able to share them all with Jason.