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10/10/2013: Day 8: A short drive from Maryland to Virginia
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Ken's house
The cozy guest quarters of Casa Chandler in a historically protected housing project in Green Belt Maryland. Karen still snoozes as host cat Ivan Vorcatril (http://www.goodreads.com/series/98254-vorkosigan-saga-chronological) patrols. I noticed several of his nightly patrols across my midriff in the night.
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Hours later, we'd packed up the bed and were catching up on news and, let's face it, FaceBook. I had in mind some commentary about the relative size of our tools, but decided not to go there. Almost.
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Finally getting back on the road, Karen says goodbye to Ken. I've known Ken since the early 1980's; we went to the same college.
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Driving
Ken had warned us to look out for the "Emerald City" on the D.C. Beltway. I think I see it ahead through the drizzle.
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The Emerald City is but the local Mormon Temple, with its trademark pole-sitting bugle boy.Actually, from our tour in Salt Lake in 2010, we learned that the steeple topper is the angel Moroni (http://danklarmann.com/travels/?PicNum=IMG_2850&Trip=2010SeptTrip).
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Pretty and shiny wet roads as we approach the Virginia border
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David and Jonathan's
The doorman at the Weintraub estate was stubborn
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It is tempting to call this modern timber-framed farm house a chalet.
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Peering down from the catwalk at Karen and Jon, once a college housemate. Not as vertiginous a view as some of the others I have taken this trip. But still fun.
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David, Jonathan, and Karen prepare garden fresh and/or local produce for dinner. The dog and I just watch hopefully.
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When we visited here before (2005: D.C. Day 2 (http://danklarmann.com/travels/travel.cgi?Date=20050710&Trip=2005JulyTrip)), I asked David why this cat here was named Richard Parker. He loaned me a book. On this trip, 8 years later, I returned it.Thus I began and ended this day with pictures of cats. Not a theme, just an observation.
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