Last day of June....how can that be? Bring on July and the big celebration of our nation's birthday!
We went to 8:00 Mass at St. John Neumann, then to Naval Bagels for light breakfast. I changed clothes, got our bikes out of the car and we were off on the Baltimore/Annapolis (BA) Trail. It is a lovely paved road thru the woods and goes all the way to Baltimore (27 miles). We just did a small section as our legs (especially mine) have not quite adjusted back to biking! We hope to ride every morning while still here as it's so pretty and safe! Can't beat meeting just an occasional biker, walker, dog, etc., versus people and traffic (no thank you)!
This afternoon we drove to DC and enjoyed walking around The Yards, a very new marina right at the Navy Yards and next to the Washington Nationals baseball stadium. This will be Terraphobic's new home and Catrina is coming here for a month (July 10-August 10). The Yards will be much closer for Ryan (he can walk to work if he chooses, although in this heat???)
The Metro is just 2 blocks away.
Mark and I met and visited with Kevin, the dockmaster, had a nice lunch at Agua 301 (Mexican) and walked on the very nice, new boardwalk just steps away from the dock.
Ryan picked us up after work around 4ish in the truck and off we went to National Harbor. Parked the truck, got on Terraphobic and enjoyed a 1 hour trip (7 miles) to The Yards. Most of the trip is in a no wake area and we were going 6-10 knots. It was extremely windy today and glad to be settled in our slip.
Bye bye to National Harbor and the Capital Wheel
Welcome to The Yards
Terraphobic's (fear of land) new home
The Captain and his Mama along the way...
Battened down all the hatches on Terraphobic and off again back to National Harbor where we dropped Ryan off who got back in the truck and is now headed to Lake James for the weekend. We brought Toad back to Annapolis. There was a big concert on the lawn at the marina.....looks like a fun place to hang out! Overall, traffic wasn't too bad considering it's the holiday weekend.
We sat on Catrina's bridge with drinks and enjoyed the lovely, breezy evening.
Have a fun, safe weekend....as we celebrate the Red, White and Blue and our nation's birthday!