Left to right: Jan G., Cindi A., Larry McC., Barbara H., Linda McN., Jane Ph., Kathy W., Curt L., Dawn M., Judith D., Liz C. - Not in photo Meredith P.
Twelve members of the first group set off to discover the Thanksgiving Rocks. The weather cooperated with partial sun, very little wind and 45 degree temperatures. We passed through fields and trees and stopped for a look at a very pretty brook; ending up 3 miles later back where we started. Properly distancing while having lunch gave us all a chance to catch up with each other. Walkers included Cindi A., Liz C., Judy D., Jan G., Bart H., Curt L., Larry M., Linda M., Dawn M., Meredith P., Jane P., and Kathy W.
A second walk later this day was setup to accommodate more gang members
A stalwart nine members walked the Litchfield Loop beside the green pastures to East Farm Trail next to the corn field and into Thanksgiving Forest. Over the bridge and stone wall sauntering beside the River Meadow Brook, the gang of nine proceeded. Up the hill to the Thanksgiving Ground Rocks, where the men of Chelmsford met in days of old on Thanksgiving Day for a fox hunt. While the gang explored the boulders, no foxes were found. We then traversed on the trail back across the bridge into Great Brook cornfields and pastures, as a deer raced away into the woods. We sat socially distanced in the herb garden to enjoy our sandwiches. All enjoyed a beautiful sunny fall day, refreshed by Nature.
Gang members in the picture are: Joan A., Barbara B., Nancy Ch., Marie K., Leonora L., Catherine P., Ann Mare R., Joel S., and Christine B.