Maryland/Virginia 2023

Susquehanna State Park

Day 2

Today was our first day waking up in Maryland. It was a fairly chill day; we didn’t have many planned activities.

Sunday Morning

In the morning, we woke up, ate breakfast, and hung around the house until it was time for church. We visited William and Anna’s church for an excellent service. They were scheduled to teach children’s Sunday School afterwards, so Faith and I left, taking the scenic route back to their house to kill some time.

Susquehanna State Park

Faith and I drove over to Susquehanna State Park, a 2,753 acre park on the Susquehanna River. There were still some leaves on the trees, making the drive very scenic. First, we drove down to the Deer Creek Trestle Bridge, where an old railroad track has been converted into a greenway of sorts.

From the trestle bridge, there were some spectacular views of the river and the five islands in the center of the river: Robert, Wood, Snake, Spencer, and Steel Island.

From the trestle bridge, we drove downriver to the Rock Run Gristmill. The historic mill has a 12-ton water wheel.

We left the park, driving back to the house to get started on lunch and put Walker down for his nap.

Sunday Afternoon

We spent most of Sunday afternoon relaxing at the house. A crowd from church went to go play Frisbee at the park, but my knee/ankle still aren’t allowing me to run much. Instead, I spent some time catching up on photo editing from our western trip, and took a cat nap while Faith read and took some fall photos of Walker.


In the evening, I went to pick up sushi for the adults’ dinner, while Anna fixed some food for the kids. We placed an order from Johnny’s Sushi House in Perryville on the other side of the Susquehanna River. We got a variety of rolls to try: salmon, salmon mango, crunchy crab, tempura shrimp with sweetpotato, Sakura (tempura salmon, cream cheese, crabmeat, fish roe, scallion, sauce), and an Angel (tempura shrimp, spicy crabmeat, snow crabmeat, and sweet mayo). All the sushi was excellent, especially the specialty rolls and the roll with sweetpotato and shrimp.

While I was out, I also got some vanilla ice cream, vanilla gelato, and Peppermint Park ice cream from Food Lion. We made affogatos using William and Anna’s espresso machine, and stayed up late hanging out and making plans for the week ahead.

Johnny's Sushi House
Perryville, MD

Great sushi with some creative rolls on the menu.

* – Would definitely visit again

** – Exceptional, must visit if you’re in the area

*** – Worth making a special trip to eat there

For more info on food ratings, click here.

The Best Things we Saw Today


The best thing I saw today was… “the Susquehanna River”.

The best thing I ate today was… “shrimp tempura roll with sweetpotato and Sakura roll”.


The best thing I saw today was… “the train tracks by the river”.

The best thing I ate today was… “the shrimp tempura roll with sweetpotato”.


Tomorrow, we’re going to drive into Pennsylvania to visit Gettysburg.

– Isaac

2 Responses

  1. The scenery was beautiful! I miss the colorful trees-we don’t have that on the coast. I am going in search of the Peppermint Bark ice cream! YUM!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Tony finds it hard to believe that 3 generations of Churches plan trips based on where, what, and when we are going to eat!

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