Thursday, September 9, 2010

Good Morning People,

We have traveled to the Chesapeake Bay, which is a milestone. We spent a few days in Hampton touring a Air and Space Center(pics) and going to a Imax theater. That was the first time Lu has ever been to one, and what we understand, that is the biggest screen in the US. They also had a operating carousel, that they refurbished, which was built in 1920.(pics & videos). We made it to Deltaville for a couple of days. Not much there but that was ok. We walked, rode our bikes and enjoyed the scenery. That was the first time any of us saw an apple tree.(pics). The next stop was a marina in Heathsville. It is home owned by a couple and their son. Their names are Billy, Mary and little Billy. Very nice people. The marina name is Ingram Bay Marina. We really enjoyed ourselves. A cold front came through early one morning and guess what? GUMBO time.(pics) whooohooo.

Dixie cooked the gumbo and it was great. Even Billy and Mary thought so. We were about 5 miles before the turn to head up to the Potomac River which leads to Washington DC. We decided to head that way and see the sites. WOW it is so impressive. (lots of pics). We went to 3 of the Smithsonian Museums. The Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial(my favorite), the White House and did alot of walking. We headed back down the Potomac River and stopped at Cobb Island and guess what? We are still here. The rate is $25.00 a week. WOW that is inexpensive. We rented a car and drove to Annapolis, then to Pennsylvania to visit the Amish Country. That was beautiful.We also stopped by a vegetable stand of a couple of Amish women. We bought cucumbers, tomatoes, and homemade bread and butter pickles. They are great. We visited a church not far from here named St. Ignatius which was built in 1798. There is a slave home that was used (rumored) in the underground railroad to free the slaves. Along the way we saw markers that were interesting, that path seems to be where John Wilkes Booth and his partner hide in the meadows until someone could get them across the Potomac to Virginia. We have pics in 2 different folders, cause we went 2 times.
We also passed through Port Deposit, MD, which has granite on the hill sides. And the homes are as close to the road as can be. We are going to head back to LA around the first week in October for a couple of weeks. Even thought we are enjoying ourselves it will be nice to be home for a little while. Later, L&M D&D


  1. everytime i post, i have to go thru resetting my pswd cause i never can remember it. anyway, i envy your time in dc; one place i've always wanted to visit, maybe someday. oh, and the amish country. will be glad to see y'all in oct. stay safe and love you both. carol

  2. just saw pics; fantastic!! did i miss arlington cemetery? or is it somewhere else? i can be so ignorant sometimes. teared up when i saw the vietnam memorial thinking you might have looked up our brother's name if things had been different. thank God.

  3. No, the cemetery was to far we were walking. Yes, I touched some of the names, very emotional. Love ya

  4. So good to hear from yall after so long. Couldn't be happier for the both of you living your dream. Gimme a call if you get close enough to Augusta, maybe I could drive to see yall for a spell on your way back to Coonass Land.