It's the first of May and our DC/Maryland adventure begins today.
We're here. Dave ran the gauntlet of the DC Beltway just like he knew what he was doing and there are hardly any grip marks left on the steering wheel. For those of you who don't know about driving motor homes pulling tow vehicles... our motor home is a 40 footer (actual length about 38 ft) then there is the tow dolly with the motorcycle on it. On the back of that is the Jeep. Overall we are about 65 feet long. Think city bus or tractor trailer rig. No one wants to be behind us, so they race down the on ramp and pull in front just as the on ramp lane ends. Or, if the left lane is merging, they race around us until beyond the last possible moment. Most folks don't have any idea how much space it takes to stop this rig at 40 or 50 or even 60 miles an hour. It makes life thrilling sometimes. Dave does a great job. There would be alot more swearing and hand gestures if I was driving. And no, I don't. The idea of it freaks me out.
Anyway, we are here in Cherry Hill Park Campground in College Park, Maryland. Our son and daughter in law live near here. This weekend Dave is going with them and some of their friends up to New York. They will join Nicole's parents and about 29,990 other folks in Bike New York. It's a bicycle ride thru the five boroughs of New York City- about 40 miles. Sounds like fun right? Unfortunately I had other plans. About an hour north of here is the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and I am there! A friend is coming out from Washington (meeting her at the airport this afternoon) and we are going to the fiber frenzy. Pictures and reports will follow.
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