Turkey Vulture just above the dock
Lighthouse you can stay in overnight
Chesapeake Bay Bridge
John getting his hand at the wheel while David offers me water. Since we’ll be going east towards Washington DC, then around it on the Capital Beltway, then east again to Annapolis, we were a bit nervous about the trip. John had his GPS ready, I had my MS Streets and Trips GPS ready and we had notes from Kathryn for the last bit. We took it easy, sleeping in and all, because we didn’t need to leave until 10:30 am, to get there by 1 pm.
All went smoothly, with a rest stop for a quick lunch at 11:30, then we tackled I-495 (the Beltway). John did just fine. There was a good bit of congestion, probably due to the cars off the side at one point, then on US 50 to Kathryn’s place. We found the last street and mailboxes with hers among them, BUT we couldn’t find her house, due to a lot of vegetation and the houses were set back from that little road. We texted Kathryn and she guided us in. She’d seen us turn around at the mailboxes.
She’d mentioned that we’d take a boat ride but we figured we’d arrived late for that (1:16 pm). We were wrong. After meeting this adorable family (Kathryn, her husband David and daughter Sara) and getting our stuff set into our room, we set off for their dock and boat. Sara (16) stayed home.
These are images from their place and our boat ride. That Bay sure covers a lot of territory.
Back at the homestead, they got busy preparing a most exquisite dinner of 2-3” tall steaks (grilled to perfection) new red potatoes (marinated and grilled) asparagus (also grilled) and a Caesar salad with a secret punch of flavor. Plus wine to top it off. Ah, it can’t get much better than this. It did, though, with a grand conversation until late into the night.