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Saturday, April 1, 2017

North to Lothian, Maryland

Another day, another drive....  Today's drive is mostly highway driving, much of it on Interstate 95. This is the busy East Coast Corridor and Eric has chosen Rest Stops so he and I get out of our motorhome, stretch our legs and switch drivers along our route.

Eric starts our drive on

A crew works on the
right road shoulder.

Here comes the rain....

The Interstate 95 North
sign is a bit blurry.

Eric and I have traveled this route three times since we retired in 2012.

The Nash County Water Tower
blends into the grey sky.

Much of America's East Coast
highways look like this, with
trees bordering the roadway.

Eric gets a picture of his
 trademark socks while I

Welcome to Virginia

Virginia is for lovers.

Water Tower welcomes

Pineapple was used as a

Imported from the Caribbean, Pineapples were an expensive and highly prized fruit.  Its cost and scarcity led to the Pineapple's display as a symbol of prosperity by wealthy ship captains, bankers, etc. 

I follow the signs to 
the beltway around

I am an unabashed fan of technology.  The satellites that provide information to the GPS free Eric and me from a lap full of maps and allow both of us to enjoy our drive without checking maps and searching  for turns.

Traffic moves to the right to
 pass a road crew working
in the left most lane.

Just 131 miles to
Washington, D.C.

A barge heading east on

The Varina-Enon Bridge
spans the James River.

I think cable-stayed bridges are beautiful.

It's cooler here & the trees
aren't leafing out yet.

We take the Interstate 95
North exit toward
Washington, D.C.

I took this photo of the
Tower when we fueled
up at the Flying J Travel

I take another shift behind the
wheel at the Rest Area just
before the Virginia Welcome

 ethereal on a cloudy day.
NCIS fans are familiar with Quantico.  The show's offices and labs are in Quantico.

We follow Interstate 95/
495, the Capital Beltway to
Baltimore, Maryland.

This monument shows George Washington's Masonic activities and the organization's activities during the Revolutionary War and the early years of our country.

It's always a challenge to get
a photo of the Woodrow

The Potomac River is the boundary between Virginia and Maryland.

The Maryland Welcomes You
sign is at the north end of
the Wilson Memorial Bridge.

MGM has a hotel & casino
at the National Harbor.

The Water Tower at Andrews

We take Exit 11A toward
Upper Marlboro.

That is one very large

takes us to Lothian.

This is the Star Spangled

Traffic is pretty heavy
at 2:20 pm.

The last leg of today's drive

We arrive at Adventure
Bound Camping Resorts,
formerly Duncan's Family

Eric & I stay here when we
 visit Washington D.C.

Our campsite has water and 30 amp electric service, no sewer.  Eric and I are paying attention to our water usage during our stay.  We can watch TV because our DirecTV dish was able to find its satellites.  The campground provides free Wifi.  

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