August is quickly coming to a close but there is still enough time to get out and enjoy the fabulous weather we have seen as of late. Today finds us bright, sunny, and at a very comfortable 75°. If you are looking for a new twist to your vacation plans, I suggest a day trip to Oakland, our county seat. Located approximately 15 minutes from the lake you will find the necessary stores, such as Wal-Mart, CVS, and Walgreens. The uniqueness comes from the specialty shops and the Farmer’s Market that occurs every Wednesday and Saturday from 10-2. Personally I am not only a sucker for all of the fresh produce but the baked goods are a tempting sight as well. Local farmers, cooks, bakers, and artisans come out to peddle their goods. Table upon table is heaped with fresh ripe tomatoes, corn, eggplant, onions, herbs, and well, you get the gist. Many of the local Amish folks are there with fresh baked goods and some of their homemade crafts. Amazing talent to not only see but you have the opportunity to buy as well. Snap some photos by the bridge that runs over the Yough or stroll through downtown and check out some of the shops (antiques, crafts, and thrift…quite a variety) or the Garrett County Museum. The B & O train station is another attraction and coming soon will be the newly built Transportation Museum. Cap off your day with a stop at one of the local dining establishments (Dottie’s Fountain & Grill has amazing old fashioned milk shakes). It is definitely a great opportunity to experience some small town flair at its finest. Otherwise, call soon to book your home for the Labor Day holiday, an awesome chance to capture some adventurous lake life fun! See you at the lake!