A Nautical Fourth

sign for Spring Cove Yacht Club

I am keeping up with the “do something different” for the 4th of July. This year I went with Justin and his friend Tracey to visit his parents at Solomons Island and spend the day on their yacht. I haven’t had a road trip in ages, and even though it was only an hour away, it was great to get out of DC for a day. Took tons of photos of course, but mostly it was just a fun day to sit out on the water, do a little swimming, have some great food and drink and just do nothing at all. Justin’s mom is a fabulous host, his father is a hoot, and my cheesecake went over very well — I had some doubts it would hold together in the heat, but it had plenty of time to chill again when we got there.

We didn’t actually take the boat out at all, just hanging out at the dock, but we had a perfect view of the fireworks over the trees. We swam at the pool, as there were plenty of jellyfish in the water, albeit little ones, which Justin didn’t hesitate to point out to me causing me a little freakout every time I was walking along the side of the boat or climbing over the railing to get to the dock.

We still saw fireworks being let off in the sky and on the streets as we made our way back to DC, and even last night I saw some shows in the sky, big ones, and I was wondering what was up, if people were setting off the leftovers. We didn’t get a speck of rain where we were, but I heard that the mall was evacuated in DC and that in Baltimore the rain came down really hard, so we got really lucky.

After last year at the white house and this year at the island, I’m not sure what I’ll do to top this next year. Perhaps France for Bastiile Day? 🙂

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2 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    Interesting how you manage to appear in none of the photos. I see you have also managed that skill :mrgreen:

    • Brian says:

      I was the only one on hand with a camera and no one else asked to use it. I don’t mean to be out of the memories, it just kinda happens that way. The party/outing I went to the other weekend, I don’t appear in a single shot posted online and I wasn’t the only one with a camera. It made me feel like I didn’t exist, which felt a little uncool. C’est la vie!

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