Posted by: sunnyharvy | October 9, 2013

Ya Gotta Have Friends

This first week has been all about spending time with good friends. Jim and Janne invited us to spend our first night at their place in North Kingstown, RI just 45 minutes from home. At first the idea seemed silly, but in actuality it turned out to be the perfect start.

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At Jim and Janne’s

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Scenes from morning walk nearby

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Our second night was spent with gracious hosts Bob and Susan in Hamden, CT. We talked for hours and enjoyed a delicious home cooked pasta dinner and wine.

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Bob and Susan’s lovely home as seen from haRVy’s perch in their driveway

Then it was off to the Jersey Shore to join more friends for the weekend at Joanie and Susan’s Ocean Beach house. We walked and talked, ate healthy and not-so-healthy foods, played games (Attack UNO!), got silly, and thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company.

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Walk on Point Pleasant boardwalk to benefit Eagle Island Camp in the ADKs

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At the Jersey Shore beach house

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Al, Don, Jim, Joanie, Janne, Susan, & Me

Sunday afternoon some of us took a quick tour of the Seaside Heights boardwalk before heading in various directions.

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Seaside Heights shenanigans. Some of us never grow up.

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Seaside Heights boardwalk after the recent fire

We took a relaxing drive through the Pine Barrens on our way to Joanie and Don’s in Northeast, MD where more home-cooked (and some home-grown) meals were enjoyed along with more good conversation.

Before the forecast thunderstorms hit Monday afternoon we enjoyed a hike out to nearby Turkey Point Lighthouse. Later the storms knocked out the electricity to the house (but not to haRVy) so we decided out to have dinner out at Woody’s Crabhouse where we enjoyed the best crab cakes ever.

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Al and Joanie on hike back from Turkey Hill Lighthouse

It was time to move on again Tuesday morning. Joanie helped us chart a course of back roads to our next destination in Mt. Airy, MD. We drove through historic (OLD) Port Deposit on the Susquehanna River, over the Conowingo Dam, and through beautiful rural countryside. Found a great farm stand where we freshened our provisions with local, fresh fruit, veggies, eggs, and meats. Arrived at Jodi (Al’s niece) and Rick’s house at 4 o’clock in the afternoon.

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Responses

  1. Looks like fun ! You look a little too cozy with that hot dog……great photo and good friends.

  2. We did have fun didn’t we? Love the photos from Lone Tree Point. xoxo

  3. Hey HaRVy, glad you enjoyed the great charms of Lone Tree Point — my home since July 1999. Janne said you had some nice pics. Thanks.

    BTW – will be in VA / DC / MD area for work 21-24 Oct. you around?


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