Delaware - Day 1

04/23/2005 05:54:10 by Administrator

From: Winterthur Gardens, DE
To: Glasglow, DE
Mileage: 0

We arrived in Northern Delaware around noon. Our original plan was to begin our ride in the very northern part of Delaware, around Winterthur Gardens. But the weather was overcast and gray, with rain here and there. So we decided to visit Winterthur Gardens, which was the country estate of Henry DuPont between 1920 - 1980 (roughly). The country estate is surrounded by 900+ acres of gardens, pastures and walking trails. You can visit the mansion and museum which holds Americana artifacts. The grounds were/are fantastic. Smells and colors were everywhere. You can also take a tour by tram around the estate but Mary and I just walked and walked. We had lunch at the cafeteria which was both yummy and priced correctly. It closed at 5:00 so we were 'forced' out. We got to Lums State Park about 6:00. Got everything out of the car, then it began to pour. We quickly made the Subaru into a camper. That night was full of buckets of rain with lighting and thunder added in for show, but we both had a great night sleep.