Archive for October, 2012

Big Slackwater is now Open

October 27th, 2012 by Cindy Neugebauer

On October 13, 2012, after two years of construction, the Big Slackwater section of the C&O Canal  re-opened with fanfare!  An official ribbon cutting was held that morning celebrating the opening of this beautiful part of our National Park.  The Potomac River was glistening on this special day as a nice crowd took part in the ceremony and then took a walk on this 2.7 Mile stretch that has been closed from flood damage since 1995.

Working from the river, barges brought in pre-fabbed bridges and walkways to form a safe extension of this beautiful towpath.  Cyclists and hikers can now travel the entire 184 Mile stretch from DC to Cumberland without any detour.  What a project!

From DC to Pittsburgh and back on a Bicycle

October 27th, 2012 by Cindy Neugebauer

October 2012 has been especially busy with the beautiful fall foliage.  Visiting from Charleston, South Carolina, Tony Smith rode his bike from DC to Pittsburgh and back via the Great Allegheny Passage & the C&O Canal.  Tony stopped by Red Hill to re-fresh and rest before finishing his 600 plus mile adventure.

Tony goes by the nickname:  “No-Hear-Um.  What a pleasure it’s been to get to know him.  He spent a good bit of time here writing in his journal and just “drying out” after several days of  heavy rain.

 

Tony writes in his cycling journal.

One Year Ago Today, Red Hill Opened its Doors!

October 27th, 2012 by Cindy Neugebauer

On October 27, 2011, Inn at Red Hill opened its doors for the first time.  I must say that this innkeeping thing is very cool!  From Arkansas & Michigan to the Carolinas and New England, folks have come to visit this beautiful part of our country.  Guests have come by motorcycle, car and bicycle, one couple all the way from Dallas, Texas!  It has been such a pleasure meeting all of you and I now look forward to you all coming back for a second visit.

Thank you to all of you that have come to visit Red Hill.  As an innkeeper, I think I’ve grown in many ways.  My experience and time that I’ve spent with you, my guests has been so fulfilling.

I want to extend to all of you my best wishes for a safe and wonderful holiday.

-Cindy, Your Innkeeper