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North America » United States » Maryland » Frederick June 30th 2020

Up and walking by 5:30, so we actually saw the sunrise this Tuesday morning at 5:41 am. Reds and then oranges burst into the clouds making for a colorful expression of nature. Having fun with the kids doing TikTok videos, check the one having fun in the pool. I decided to try one for myself - lol! What do you think! Spending the days by the pool, my tan is looking really Floridian. Too badI have to leave Florida to take the time to relax and spend sometime in the sun. Todd and I have been having a Sequence Challenge over the last 10 days, I finally caught up to him and am now ahead of him 17-16 games. Tonight we finish, wish me luck. Tomorrow is a travel day. Heading to MA to see ... read more
First Glimpse of Sunrise
Deeper and darker reds and purple
Orange becomes more prominent as the sun rises higher

North America » United States » Maryland » Frederick June 29th 2020

Awesome weekend at Hotel Edwards! The breakfast wraps here are unbelievably delicious. Todd is chief cook and bottle washer and come to think of it laundryman, gardener and all around great Dad. Dinners are also amazing, like the Cod and Veggies we had for dinner last night! I'm loving the morning walks, the air is cool and the mountains are a nice change from Florida! My days are spent with grandkids at the pool, making cookies, and sharing meals. The sunset walks are even more spectacular! Tonight's was especially beautiful! When I got back I found Renee out practicing here Lacrosse. She plays in tournaments all over the east coast. Hopefully one day she'll get a scholarship with her field skills!... read more
Sunday Dinner Cod with Cajun Seasoning
Cod Fillets with Cajun Seasoning
Veggies cooked on the Grill

North America » United States » Maryland » Frederick June 27th 2020

Family Fun is the best fun! Morning walks, wild life viewing, swimming in the pool, and walking through the gardens on the grounds are all spectacular ways to spend my days. The flowers in Michelle's Gardens are blooming beautifully. The highlight of Saturday night was the Edwards/Gouker 3rd Annual Ice Cream Off. Todd made Sea-salt Caramel and Cherry Garcia ice cream and Don made Caramel Crunch and Mint-Chocolate Ice cream Pie. The winner for the third year in a row was Don Gouker, with his Caramel Crunch. Todd's Cherry Garcia came in second. The sky was a glow this evening with PINK. The end to a perfect day.... read more
Hazy Sun
2 Deer
Cat-O-Nine Tails

North America » United States » Maryland » Frederick June 25th 2020

Climbing the ridge this morning on our walk, Todd and I saw the Albino Deer! He was just standing there posing for us in between the trees. What an amazing site! It's great spending time with the grandkids. Rachel worked most of the day at her job at CVS. She has been promoted to Shift Supervisor. This young lady just graduated from high school and she is heading to Duke University in August. Renee and I had some bonding time together today. She is the most fun for me and we are a lot alike! We bought the other kids M&M's and bought ourselves some Starbuck Frappuccinos and our own small containers of ice cream since Moore's Ice Cream Shoppe is still closed. It was a beautiful afternoon to spend in the pool, and most of ... read more
Albino Deer
Herd of deer
Rachel Marie - CVS Manager

North America » United States » Maryland » Frederick June 24th 2020

The girls are finally home for the next week! The boys are happy and so is Grammy! The boys and I drove down to Baker Park and walked through the park and along the Carroll Creek River. We saw loads of Canadian Geese and ducks along the river including four baby ducks being safe-guarded bother Mama. Frederick was founded in 1745 and is now 275 years old. There is a lot of Civil War History in the area. I am not in favor of tearing down all the monuments. I think we need to learn from the mistakes of the past and not pretend it never happened. Let's keep our history in tact and teach the mistakes we made to our school children so they can learn how to change the world to make it ... read more
They were hiding in the nest
Swimming with Mama
Canadian Geese

North America » United States » Maryland » Frederick June 23rd 2020

Leaving Myrtle Beach behind early this morning, I spent the whole day driving north and west through North Carolina, Virginia, through Washington, DC and into Maryland. I hit an hour long delay on 495 getting around DC. Eight long hours of driving - Ugh! I hate traffic - LOL! Michelle's girls are at their father's, and they have a new baby brother, Ryder. Todd's boys, Ryan and John are here for summer vacation and it's great seeing them. Ryan is 16 and John is 14 and they are both into Star Wars. We played a family Sequence game, and now the boys are playing Star Wars video games in the family room. Tonight is going to be an early one for me. Time to catch up on some well needed sleep time!... read more
Welcome to Virginia
Welcome to Maryland

North America » United States » Maryland » Frederick June 23rd 2020

Up at 5:30 and out the door with my walking-partner, my son-in-law Todd Edwards. Michelle runs every morning (I am so proud of her). It was eerily foggy this morning, but that didn't deter us. As we climbed up to the edge of a ridge, we saw deer in between the trees, including an albino deer that frequents the hills here in Braddock Heights! I got my camera out too late, but will be keeping my eyes open and camera ready for the next time. Both Michelle and Todd work from home in their respective offices. Michelle has a little aquarium in her office where baby snails were just born. They are so tiny! John and I kept busy on this cloudy and gray morning with a couple of games of Sequence. We have that big ... read more
The ridge where I missed the shot of the Albino Deer
Sun burning through the fog
Baby snails

North America » United States » Maryland » Baltimore » Inner Harbor December 1st 2019

What do I know about Baltimore? In my childhood, I learned it was the childhood home of the great George Herman "Babe" Ruth. Later, I was accepted to graduate school at Johns Hopkins University in the early Seventies, but opted to go to UC Berkeley instead. Well, I am headed to Baltimore for a totally different reason today. I never thought I would, but I am going to a San Francisco Forty Niner away game at the Baltimore Ravens. And a reunion with my old buddy, Dirty Pat, who I met at the Super Bowl in Nawlins in 2013. Yes, he is the same Dirty Pat who I visited in Bucharest, Romania last May. He invited me to join him, his buddy Mark, and 60,000 other Ravens fans. They say the redevelopment of the harbor in ... read more
Camden Yards
Famous Johns Hopkins University

North America » United States » Maryland July 8th 2019

Day 10 – July 7 – Dover, DE to Frederick, MD (188 miles) If you’ve been following our travel blog, then you know that we call the lady spitting out directions from Claire’s Google Maps, Dorothy. Well, today, Dorothy had real problems. From the get-go, she was lost. It’s not a good thing when your GPS is lost. Uncertain where we were, Claire had to restart her phone to get Dorothy to reboot. Dorothy still had glitches all day. Who knows, maybe Dorothy went out and partied last night. She kept repeating herself (for example, on a 1 1/2-mile stretch, she must have told us 8 or 9 times to stay on that road heading toward a road that we had no clue where it was located)??? Then, we figured she was paying us back for ... read more

North America » United States » Maryland » Baltimore June 25th 2019

The drive from Steamboat Landing RV Park and Marina in Milton DE to Ramblin' Pines Family Campground & RV Park in Woodbine MD on Sunday, June 16, 2019 was uneventful. Wait! Sunday??? Well, Uncle Larry wasn’t paying attention to the calendar, and my RV park of choice for the Wednesday to Wednesday week over Father’s Day was plum full. Plan B found me combining three weeks into two stops which put staying in Milton a few extra days and found me arriving in Baltimore metro a few days early. The RV park is located on a car-friendly (narrow) paved road about five miles from I-70 northwest of Baltimore. Getting to the Baltimore attractions was no crazier than in any other city I have visited on The Great Adventure, and parking was just as crazy as in ... read more
The Detail on the Ship Models Is Absolutely Astounding
Naval Academy Graduate Astronauts Are Honored
The Public Can Watch the Midshipmen Gather at Noon Formation Each Day, Weather Permitting, in Tecumseh Court in Front of Bancroft Hall

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