I am still catching up on entries for Delaware, but for now I wanted to post a quick update:
Yesterday, after two days of doctor-ordered rest, we finally took our ride across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. We were driven across By Pat and Shelly McCoy. Kait grew up next door to the McCoys in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and ut was wonderful to reconnect with family. They fed us steak and crab cakes, and Shelly refused to have her picture taken. They dropped us off yesterday with great concern for our roadside safety, and made us promise to call if we needed help.
We had a lovely walk through Annapolis yesterday and took in the sights.
As we started to run low on daylight, we realized that we were not walking toward an area with safe places to camp. At the last minute, Kait remembered signing up with couchsurfing.org and we sent out a few requests for places to stay. Within one hour, we had two responses (yay couchsurfing!)
We stayed the night with Karen and Ted, who were amazing to let us crash their guest room at such short notice. Karen even offered to pick us up (from the Annapolis Mall, right in front of the Pottery Barn) and drop us off the next morning. When you are traveling by foot, there are times when a lift can be a real lifesaver.
Today, we are back in the road heading toward Bowie, MD. The weather is ridiculously nice – 65 and sunny all day.
Right now, we are drying our socks by a little creek before heading on down the road. More updates coming soon!