We departed home at 7;15 am on Saturday, April 6th, en route Chincoteague, VA. We made a few stops along the way.
Our first stop was at 9:00 am for breakfast at The Dutch Pantry in Clearfield, PA. We both had omelettes–a Western Omelet for me and a Veggie Omelet for Bob. Accompanying Bob’s omelette was a strawberry yogurt, rye toast and coffee. I ordered home fries, wheat toast and tea to accompany my omelet. Our meals included a small apple fritter. Breakfast was filling and delicious. We were back on the road at 9:40 am.
Our second stop was at a rest area.
Our third stop was at 2:00 pm at Fort George Meade, MD. Bob’s cousin moved recently from the state of Washington to Fort George Meade. Because our route to Chincoteague would take us very near their new home we decided to pay a visit to Chris and his family, providing Amy was up for a visit. Amy gave birth to their fourth child 5 days prior, and we weren’t sure if she would be up for a visit. Amy wanted us to come, so that is what we did.
Chris met us at the Demps Visitor Control Center and escorted us to his house. We went through a vehicle inspection center, where our IDs were requested and they took down our license number. Chris signed us onto the post. We expected to have our car inspected; no inspection was performed.
We spent several hours with Bob’s cousins. I got to hold 5-day-old Michael, and we got to spend a lot of time with David and Sarah. Peter was sick, so we didn’t spend much time with him. Chris, Bob, David, Sarah and I went to a nearby playground. The children enjoyed swinging and digging in the sand.
Back at the house David drew two maze games, one for Bob and the other for me. As with any maze, we started at one point and had to find the right path to the exit. I was impressed that a 6-year-old boy drew such intricate mazes. Sarah and I played with stickers. Bob and I read to Sarah and David too.
Dinner was calzones with marina sauce, beans and brownies or honey cake for dessert. Bob and I chose a slice of honey cake for dessert. Dinner was delicious.
We enjoyed our visit with Chris, Amy and their children very much. Thank you, Amy and Chris, for inviting us into your home and for dinner.
Our fiourth and last stop was at Best Western in Annapolis, where we spent the night.
TO BE CONTINUED