Wicomico River, Maryland

Our third and final camping trip in June took us to a friend’s family farm along the Wicomico River, not far from the town of Newburg in eastern Maryland.  The setting was absolutely perfect for camping as the farm stands about 30 feet above the shores of the Wicomico, maybe 10 miles west of where it empties into the more famous Potomac River.  Our friend’s family constructed a cabin not far from the riverside cliffs and we parked Moby nearby.  With great views overlooking the river, we settled in for what seemed like a great night under the stars.  Unfortunately, the trip was marred by a couple of camping-related accidents that cut our stay to only one night.  The first occurred late Continue reading

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Gambrill State Park, Maryland

Where did the summer go?  The last few months just seemed to zip by, but, happily, we managed to pack in a of fun activities that left me with some good blogging material I hope to cover over the next few weeks.

June turned out to be a great month for camping.  The free time, weather, and friend’s schedules finally synced and provided us with three camping weekends in a row.  On the first weekend, just my son and I got away for an overnighter – mostly as an escape from my 12-year old daughter’s sleepover party, but also to spend a little time one-on-one.  We had a great time building fires, playing games like lawn darts, cooking over the fire, and hanging out in the bus.  It was great father and son bonding time.

The second trip took place the following weekend of June 16-18 up in Maryland.  Years Continue reading

Hitting the road in 2017

A few weeks ago, before spring blossomed across Virginia, we took advantage of some free time during the weekend and hit the road in Moby.  Not a major trip, just really an excuse to get in the bus and go, we headed out for a family lunch in Culpeper, Virginia.  The day was a bit on the cloudy side, but it was good to be bussin’ again after the winter break.  We also took advantage of the drive to have some fun with a GoPro camera Martha gave me for Christmas.  Now, after a few weeks of learning (and some procrastination), I present my first video project and, hopefully, begin a new presentation format for this blog.

Getting away once more to Assateague Island, Maryland

The last few months turned out fairly crazy with many things on the to-do list (both fun and otherwise).  To top off the busy schedule, my laptop once again died. Although I lost no data or pictures this time, I am still incredibly surprised at the amount of time it takes to bring a new beast online and make it functional with all the software and such.   With that thankless task in progress numerous posts in waiting began to pile up.  To catch up with these, I will begin with last week’s adventures to Assateague Island State Park located within the state of Maryland.

Every few years a group of our friends manages to coordinate a joint trip to this coastal location and this summer, we made our Continue reading

Sperryville Virginia

Mid-May and June proved an extraordinarily busy period that resulted in a month long, unplanned hibernation for Moby.  Every time I stepped in the garage over the past several weeks, part of me wanted to drop everything, shed the chores of daily life and saunter off behind the wheel, even if only for a few hours.  However, with the end of school and the fact that we are in the middle of some intense home renovations on which progress must be made, the freedom to indulge myself was not at hand.  Last weekend, when Martha asked if there was anything special I wanted to do the following day to celebrate Father’s Day part of my decision came without hesitation; I wanted to get Moby out on the road.  But where to go? Continue reading