Monday, July 27, 2015

Gettin' Our Kicks: Chapter 44 – Days 48 - 49 Middleburg to Gaithersberg, MD

July 22 - 23, 2015

We were next heading to Gaithersberg, MD to visit with my cousin Lorna. We had not seen each other for about 60 years, but have kept loosely in contact.

Gaithersberg is very close to Washington, DC and Lorna suggested staying away from the beltway and taking a back roads route that would take us across the Potomac River on White’s Ferry – an old cable ferry that crosses between Leesburg, VA and Dickerson, MD. This proved to be a good call.

The trip across the Potomac only took five minutes, but was fun and one more new adventure for the trip.

Waiting for the ferry on the VA side to come across from the MD side

Here it is

Looking up the Potomac from the ferry deck

Getting close to the other bank in MD

We arrived mid afternoon and got settled in.

Lorna has been working extensively on our family tree for several years and is always finding new information. We spent the next days catching upon lots of family tidbits. Pretty interesting stuff…

Lorna and her husband Jeff have a lovely house with a huge deck off of the back. This backs up to some woods that offer up lots of wild critters, butterflies and birds. We had a nice time watching all the various butterflies and birds. Judith was treated to seeing three foxes early one morning and we had a raccoon visit us one evening.

Lorna and Jeff

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