Today was incredibly beautiful. Although I’m still under a bit of a fog and moving slowly, I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. This morning, I took a walk using the hiking poles we bought from REI. They really made a difference. I only tried to nap on them twice and made it around the entire property one time. “Slow and steady, steady and slow, that’s the only way to go”, chanted my husband as I heard him come up behind me when I was about two thirds of the way around.
Later on, my husband asked me if I’d like to go for a ride in the car. And I swear, just being out there, moving, looking at the scenery on this beautiful day, it made my heart sing. Now I know how dogs feel when they go for the Ride in The Car. I lay back and let the air hit my face. I don’t even care where we were going, I just wanted to be away.
I brought the camera just in case.
Here we are going south over the C&D Canal (the canal that leads from the Delaware River to the Chesapeake Bay). I used to drive over this bridge every day to get to work when we lived on the horse farm outside of Chesapeake City.
I love this little canal town and was surprised when my husband pulled into Chesapeake City, parked and asked if I could take a small walk. This is a little park here, the Pell Gardens. The bridge we just travelled over is in the background.
We found a small bench by the water and I sat down and snapped a few photos.
This was a funny looking boat that was going by.
We walked around the docks and here is yet again another photo of my husband’s back but I don’t care. I wanted to show you George, who does not have sea legs and was extremely wary of the floating docks. See that gangplank in the background? You should have seen him going over it. He looked very odd, poor thing.
This is looking towards one of the restaurants on the water, the Chesapeake Inn. Moored out front looks to be a huge yacht, which is in the center of this photo. I love that they installed all these lovely walkways complete with benches. I needed the benches today.
On our way back to the car, we decide to take the street route. I said yes because I knew there would be benches along the street where we were going. This is a lovely B&B where I did an install years ago with my decorator friend, Kathy. I wonder if those window treatments are still in that bedroom.
I like the old-time feel of this town. And I was especially enamored with this little lantern. When I feel better, I’m going back to see if it’s for sale at this shop.
I looked in the windows of one of my favorite shops. The town is full of this sort of thing, plus antiques and artworks.
And my favorite restaurant ever, The Bayard House, on the water. Thirty years ago, when we lived in Pennsylvania, we would travel to this restaurant because it is that good. I have never had a meal there that wasn’t wonderful. And downstairs is a unique little bar called The Hole in the Wall. They make the most wonderful bloody mary’s and it was fun bringing overnight guests here on a weekend morning and having a drink on the water and then perusing the shops of this little town.
I’ll announce the giveaway winner in the morning Thursday. As I write this post, it’s Wednesday night. I hope you’ve enjoyed my ride in the car today. I sure did!!
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .