Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Day 1 - Escaping AK to E-Town

Bridget thought that a follow-up picture of the Christmas tree needed to be added to the blog. Still no ornaments but it’s up. Now that I’m finally sort of adjusted to cooler temperatures enough to enjoy riding, we fly out on the red-eye. I really hate these early morning flights as I always end up feeling "off" for a couple of days. I guess the good part is you arrive at your destination completely exhausted making it easier to adjust to the time difference.

We arrived in Baltimore, MD, by late afternoon. Just in time for rush-hour traffic. It really wasn't that bad compared to many other areas but it did slow us down enough so that we had to drive most of the way in the dark.

I guess one of the “benefits” of the right coast is the number of Cracker Barrel restaurants. Just plain food but on days like today, that’s a good thing. Anyway, tonight’s stop West Ridge Bed and Breakfast that we’ve stayed at several times before. Nicely furnished rooms, fantastic breakfasts, and decent Internet. It's kind of sad knowing that this will probably be the last time we will be staying here. 

9 comments:

david R said...

Got back Monday afternoon after a long drive from anchor-town. Its not much fun with salt wetted dirt constantly covering the windshield. Wish they'd quit the salt stuff.
Have a nice trip back east and see you when you return.

RichardM said...

Welcome back. It must’ve been a slippery ride back with the almost freezing temperatures. Did the car come with decent tirres?

RichardM said...

They say that parking in warm garage is the worse thing after driving on salt brined roads. Need to wash the underside of the car before parking. Or so says the Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/worse-than-salt-brine-sprayed-on-roads-will-munch-your-car-to-pieces/2015/02/22/b89294e6-b949-11e4-aa05-1ce812b3fdd2_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.e9fc6e8f120c

david R said...

The car's stock tires are better for dry conditions so I ordered wheels and blizzaks from Tire Rack. Planning to clean off dirt and salt this week. Hadn't heard about warm garage issue. Wonder whats in the mix used here?

SonjaM said...

Have a great trip, enjoy and make memories last, Richard.

RichardM said...

We'll try. But it's cold and windy today....

RichardM said...

They keep mentioning that it's not just NaCl vut MgCl so I suspect that it's the same thing...

Lynne Goebeler said...

Welcome to the east, belatedly!

RichardM said...

It’s cold and windy here!