Roadtrek as Moving Van, Again

Saturday, February 12: We were still loading up the Roadtrek as the sun set in Solomons, Maryland. I will miss visiting here, at this condo on the water, with its spectacular sunsets. I ate dinner with the family, then left at about 7PM for Richmond. It’s amazing how much the Roadtrek will absorb; I could have packed in more boxes, but they would have had to have been light – the floor was filled with boxes of books, two deep, and the file drawers that were added at the last minute were very heavy.

On arrival in Richmond

After putting the bag of frozen food in the freezer, I unloaded a change of clothes, a book, and some bedding, and headed to bed.

My copilot!

February 13: I unloaded some light things, and the two very large plants, before it started to rain/sleet/wintery mix. I’m taking it easy today – I had a nap this morning, may have another this afternoon, and am spending my time in the sun room watching it be wet and nasty outside, knitting and reading.

Annmarie Gardens

Annmarie Sculpture Gardens and Art Center ( are just down the road from where my friend is, in Solomons, Maryland. Now that she’s moving, I’m not likely to be visiting as often as previously, but it’s well worth a visit if you are down this way. And there is so much to see and do if you are in the southern part of Maryland! Beaches, Historic St. Mary’s City (, camping, lots of water from small creeks and large rivers to the Chesapeake Bay. St. Marys College of Maryland is in the area (my sister and brother-in-law retired from teaching there), as is Patuxent Naval Air Station. Spring is a wonderful time to visit. I used to reliably be able to pick daffodils in a sheltered spot before the end of February; this week the past few days have been sunny, with temperatures a comfortable 60F (15C). It’s been very pleasant, sleeping in the camper. Of course, it’s spring – forecast is for rain turning to snow tonight, and alternating rain and snow through tomorrow. Not great weather for packing up and moving!