Alas, I am sort of residence bound! State of residence at least. It's actually been more than a year since my last visit to friends and stuff, and a couple of years since preventive healthcare appointments. Lots of catching up to do.
With the masses now out and about, Easton was a bit shocking. Route 50 and the Easton Parkway (parkway, ha, ha!) felt like summer traffic to me every day, with biking and walking about the county now a very cautious activity. The growth continues.
That aside, I had an opportunity to experience "independent senior living" with an invitation to stay with Lois. While I continue to resist indoor dining, the ready-to-brew coffee every morning was just glorious, as well as the hospitality! What a treat to spend 10 days near the Tred Avon River with a dear friend. Of course, this wasn't my only reunion as five gal pals inked me on the calendar for face-to-face visits. Old home week.
Eight years living in Easton and I've never visited the western shore of the Bay. So, as I hover in the Mid-Atlantic for an upcoming social event, it's certainly a good time to put it on my agenda. The destination is St. Mary's County for its history, affordability, and bikeability. A peninsula surrounded by the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers, as well as the Chesapeake Bay, it boasts of a 500-mile shoreline. It's also Maryland's birthplace, with St. Mary's City the state's first capital.
My home base for the week was a room in a villa in Lexington Park, a busy, small town due to the Naval Air Station on the Patuxent River. And, while I was running and biking about most of the time, I still have a list of places to visit in the area. It was a great choice and I hope this small selection of photos do it justice.
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