Laetitia traveled east with her group toward Bel Air, Maryland. Their first stop along the way was at Union Mills Homestead Park, a museum of early American culture centering around the Shriver family homestead, built in 1797. Next they visited the planetarium and aquarium at Bear Branch Nature Center near Union Mills Reservoir. Their final stop before reaching their destination was Prettyboy Reservoir Park, where they went hiking.
At happy hour in Bel Air, the bartender’s story was about Rob and Joan, teenage lovers who wanted to add spice to their relationship by doing something highly unusual. When the carnival came to town, they rode its tall Ferris wheel, with its closed cars, and concocted a plan. After practicing a few times with a timer, they concluded that their plan was doable and decided to carry it out. Their plan was to get out of their clothes as the car began to ascend, make love, and get their clothes back on before it completed its circuit. The flaw in their plan was that in the heat of the moment they forgot about time. So when the car reached the bottom and was opened by the attendant, they had to run from the car and through the crowd clutching their clothes. Laetitia made the story the subject of the limerick of the day.