|Winter is here, or is it?|
Snow in the Appalachian mountains of Western Maryland and ice cold winds on the coast. You would almost think winter is here. But no, tomorrow we will have 20 C / 68F and sunshine again. Oh Bmore!
|Camping in Savage River with Trevor, and the Canoe! Great wilderness area out there.|
|An old friend|
|Trevor is improving his flyfishing, but still got some skills to work on...|
Now to the important part. Sr Kågesten came to visit from Sweden for 10 days over thanksgiving. Very exiting! Also, the first person to come and stay in our basement. Turns out it is very handy to have your dad living in the basement, lots of things got done that I have been putting off for a while (accomplishments include fixing our fence and stirring the compost... now that I think about it I should have made him do more work, have to be better prepared next time he comes around!).
First time for dad in the Baltimore/DC area so we did some sightseeing, and went to lots of good places to eat and drink.
|Anna and dad sharing their common passion, their ipad, |
after a filling brunch at Woodberry kitchen
|Tasty apples at the Mt Vernon Farmers Market conveniently situated under the highway |
|Dad making new friends, I turned around and |
found him selling chocolate at a stand...
|Bob explaining the rules at the Annual thanksgiving American Football game |
|Two clueless teams running around chasing the ball like lost turkeys|
|Bob serving their home made Glögg (kind of a mulled whine). |
Very traditionally Swedish, and dangerously tasty
|Dad digging in to the delicious thanksgiving food served by Bob wife Michael |
After some very heavy eating activities on Thanksgiving (I almost had to throw up because I ate to much of the delicious desert..) we picked ourself together, packed the car and the canoe (you always have to bring the canoe), and headed for the coast for a few days to walk off the food.
|Sea level rise having turning car into boats in Annapolis|
|Wilderness (meaning a gravel road instead of a paved one) Walk |
|Sleepy lunch in the sun |
|Who are these people?|
|Due to Sandy we found an amazing amount of beautiful conk shells on |
the beach, some were still alive and feeling sorry for them I threw them back
in the ocean, poor little (tasty) snails!
|Its cold.. But if you want lunch you have to dip your feet|
|Another guy grabbing a snack|
|Dad trying to spot sweden on the other side |
|Bird paradise (if it wasn't so damn cold that is)|
|An alternative way to explore the wilderness and spot some birds at sunset|
|Small, clean and very refreshing (freezing)|
Thanks dad for coming over! I almost forget just how much I miss my family over here. The basement is now awaiting who ever want to come over next!