The Day of the Visit...

Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
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Trip End Jun 01, 2011


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Petapsco Valley State Park Site 412

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

It rained throughout the night and into the morning and was cold... to us, at least.  It was about forty five degrees when I got up.  Thanks to the good ol' space heaters on during the night, it was in the mid-sixties in the coach.  We hung out and got the rest of the preparations taken care for Anthony's visit.  He got here around two o'clock.

It was a real pleasure to see Anthony again.  It's been about two years since our last time together.  He's working on a his master's degree in Baltimore and lives in Laurel, MD, about and hour or less from the campground.  We had a great visit, remembering family and generally filling the air with our stories.  It's always good to be able to tell the younger "kids" stories about their parents and grandparents.  

Then, miraculously, the sun broke though the heavy cloud cover and it seemed to warm up immediately. It's in the high sixties as I write this at eight in the evening.  Anthony just left and took a few leftovers to help sustain him for a bit.

We were blessed in that it was nice enough to have our pre-Easter dinner out at the picnic table.  No wind nor rain... no snow either!

The meal was great, as usual.  I baked a ham in the Weber.  But wait, I'm getting ahead of myself.  The ham was too tall to fit, so we had to shorten it a bit.  How?  I used the saw on my trusty Leatherman to trim about two inches off the bone.  I always carry the Leatherman with me and it has never failed me.  The ham fit just fine into the barby.

Lynnie had made her sweet potato salad, her artichoke and rice salad and, my favorite, her Chinese cabbage salad.  We also had dark pumpernickel bread.  All was scrumptious...

We found out that Anthony is a card player.  Lynnie inquired if he played Phase 10.  One of his favorite games it so happens.  We moved into the coach and proceeded to play.  As most all of you know, I'm not much interested in cards, but have been doing pretty well lately.  Today however, I was doing rather poorly and was on the losing end on most hands.  But, much to the surprise of my opponents, I laid down my last to hands and went out... another miracle!  It was, honestly, a grand time.

We'll head out tomorrow morning into Pennsylvania enroute to Connecticut to see our friend Bill.  More later...
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