Saturday, April 28, 2012

Road trip to Washington DC

We were planning to spend next week camping on the beach at Assateague, doing a bit of kayaking, hiking, pony watching and generally relaxing.  Unfortunately, the Weather Gods got wind of our plans,  The first few days, temps in Delaware (where we were going to stop off and visit some friends) were going to be in the 30s at night.  After that, rain is in the forecast at Assateague.  We'd be dry camping with the 36 gallons of water we carry and only the electricity from our battery.  Camping on the beach in cold rain is no fun.  So we are going to Plan B.  (After well over 20 years of camping, nine of them in tents and six in a pop-up, and us always on the bad side of the Weather Gods, we are accustomed to advancing down the alphabet as far as Plans are concerned.  I can remember one  time, when I announced we were gong to Plan B, a weary little voice from one of my children: "Have we EVER done Plan A?") 

So tomorrow morning, we are off to Washington DC.  I haven't been there since my senior class trip in 1970.  We'll spend one night camping in Pennsylvania on the way down and back, and we'll have four nights in Maryland not far from the city.  Internet access may be spotty, so I don't know how much I'll be posting.  I promise to catch up with everyone else's blogs when we get back. 


  1. Make a movie (or at least a Slideshow) Ms Bobbie C goes to Washington, how I come up with theses original ideas I will never know. Have a great time!

  2. We ALWAYS have an alphabetical list of plans...our family kids about doing plan "Z" on Dad's list of plans. Probably not catching you before your departure but certainly wishing you a great time! Look forward to seeing your pix on your return.

  3. You do seem to have a way with the weather and camping! Have fun, I've never been there and would love to go.

  4. Hi Bobbi,
    Have a great trip! Hoping for good weather for you. Have a great day!


  5. Plan B stands for 'best' at least that's what we told our littlies every time we had to do it!
    Have a fabulous holiday

  6. Hope you're having a great road trip...was there once in mid-sixties and would love to see it again. Am wishing you some fine weather!