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Best laid plans….

Had planned to go across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and north up the Delmarva Peninsula to Delaware Seashore State Park. We were expecting rain and got it but what we weren’t expecting was the wind. We called the Bay Bridge information center and were told that we would not be able to cross the Bay Bridge because of more than 47 mph winds. The gentleman said that they expected the restriction to be lifted around noon but couldn’t guarantee anything so we had to spend time figuring out what our options were. I was all for heading west and going to the Blue Ridge Mountains and home via Interstate 81 or going north through Maryland and staying at one of the state parks but Bob was concerned about uncertain icy conditions in the mountains and unenthusiastic about the state park idea so, we decided to head to Delaware Seashone anyway. This meant a detour of about 200 miles – seriously!!!!!! It was about 170 miles via the Bay Bridge to Delaware Beaches. It was 320 miles due to having to go around the Chesapeake Bay. What a nightmare! The only nice thing was that the rain stopped and the sun came out so the ride north was a leaf peepers’ delight.

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