The Baturays and the Coxes barely got their carriages and harness unpacked from their trip to Acadia Park in Maine when it was time to depart for yet another Club “off campus” gathering. This time they, along with Club President Anne Watkins and member Caroline Collomb, journeyed to Fair Hill, Maryland for a few days of driving. Each brought a pair, so we had the Cox’s “Black Boys”, Anne’s “Windsor Greys” and 2 sets of Haflinger’s — one belonging to the Baturays and the other to the Collomb’s. We were joined by Club member Wayne Porter as Anne’s guest along with her groom Alexis King, Caroline’s groom Edgar and her dear friend from Paris, Ann. Hubby Bertrand arrived from his meeting in Delaware for the final day of driving. Not only did we enjoy spectacular fall weather, but the park was empty!
The group took up ALL of the rooms at Fairwinds Farm Bed and Breakfast. We’d stayed there before and the accommodations are splendid for horses as well as people. The pictures tell the tale….we drove the many miles of Fair Hill, over fields and through woods, over bridges that spanned the highway and over a classic wooden covered bridge. We even drove through tunnels and “drain pipes” so that we could follow the roads and trails the DuPont family had long ago created so they could hunt the area. Last but not least we discovered the “water hazards” on the cross country course…..great fun!
After driving there were cocktails each day, then it was off to the local restaurants (where CRAB and fresh fish are king!) All agreed that this trip could easily become an annual event for the Piedmont Driving Club.