Sunday, March 20, 2016

First Day of Spring

On Saturday afternoon, we headed back to Baltimore due to forecasted storm warnings. It did snow, visibility was less than optimal but not too many issues though there were still a number of drivers who thought that 80+ mph was just fine. After all, they had AWD or 4WD what can possibly happen. But, they were in the minority. I'd say that most of the vehicles on the road felt that 5 under the limit was just fine. The slickest roads were as we were leaving Pennsylvania and heading into Maryland.

There was some thoughts of exploring Baltimore last night and this morning but the weather, both precipitation and temperature, put a damper on that. No rain this morning but the temperature was in the mid-30s. Cold enough to take the fun out of exploring. But at least is isn't snowing anymore. This is just the view out of the hotel window this morning. We didn't see much of a view last night as it was getting dark when we arrived at the hotel.

At noon on Sunday, we met Kathy aka Toadmama and Mike at a Mexican restaurant near the Baltimore airport. It was another wonderful moto-blogger visit and it was great to meet Mike and get to know him a little better. No Victory at the meetup but then again it was snowing yesterday. Lots of topics ranging from other blogger meet ups, Ural reliability, long distance touring, kids, grandkids, dogs. You name it.

One last photo thanks to a willing stranger. I was messing around with the iPhone and trying to use the AppleWatch as a remote though I didn't realize that the camera was zoomed in. More messing around is needed.

Thank you both for being willing to drive out to meet us.

BTW, it's snowing again…

 

10 comments:

Learning to Golf said...

The photo bomb kid in the last picture looks a touch off. The rest looks like a great time.

ToadMama said...

Yes, the photo bomb kid is creepy. LOL.

Mike and I enjoyed meeting and chatting with you both. You gotta love how little connections make this big world such a small place. Maybe next time we'll get to show you a bit of our Virginia. Thanks again for taking time out for lunch with us.

RichardM said...

Thank you! I didn't see him when I posted the photo. Fortunately, there were other photos. The meetup was definitely a great time!

RichardM said...

I didn't notice the kid when I wrote the post. Had to do something while sitting at BWI. The second photo didn't have him in it. Even thought the helpful guy took only one photo, I quickly snapped a couple more while he was holding the camera using the watch shutter release.

I'm still amazed at the connections that have come out of blogging. Meeting people that I probably never would've met any other way. We had a great time visiting with both of you.

ToadMama said...

The photo bomb kid was funny, but this pic is better. I'm glad Bridget was along, too. And that Mike agreed to come (he's the bashful half of our marital unit). I look forward to seeing you both again.

redlegsrides said...

Plenty of those fast driving in snow/ice conditions idiots here in Colorado! Perhaps they think that 4WD negates changing traction conditions.

Great that you guys were able to meet up.

RichardM said...

I'm glad that we were able to meet Mike. Bashful? I would've never guessed that.

RichardM said...

Just like around here especially in October. 4WD means that you are unstoppable ... until you flip over, go into the ditch, etc. I still like what I heard somewhere. 4WD means you'll get stuck 25' further down the road.

Trobairitz said...

How very cool the four of you could meet up and visit. The blogs do really seem to make the world a little smaller.

RichardM said...

Getting to meet other moto-bloggers has been a completely unexpected and best by product of blogging. And, it does make the world seem smaller.