Wes & I enjoyed a wonderful visit with our dear friend and collector, John Hoffman, in MD this past week. After arriving to John’s and receiving a tour of his place, we enjoyed a nice dinner at a local restaurant that featured a room filled with historical facts and photos of Camp David and some of the past Presidents. The next day found us having breakfast at a local diner and heading off to visit Gettysburg. With John being a retired social studies teacher, we learned an incredible amount about the battle at Gettysburg. The day was beautiful, but brisk and cool as we drove around the site, stopping occasionally to get out and photograph areas of interest. After that experience, I have a newly found deep respect for the men that fought in the battle, as well as all other battles throughout history.
Every year we enjoy our stay at the Ruffled Duck Inn in Oxford, MD. It’s the one time a year we treat ourselves to a bed and breakfast. Joyce and Dennis, who run it are the sweetest people, and delight our senses and taste buds each morning with a beautiful, new, themed table setting, and some of the most delicious breakfast entrees you could ever eat. The breakfast is actually three courses, and we enjoy immensely each one! We have stayed there for several years now, so it feels like we are visiting family while we’re there. It makes the weekend so much more enjoyable while we’re doing the Waterfowl Festival. It’s always a treat to see and spend time with our artist and collector friends. This year was no exception as I was invited to have lunch with dear collector friends Dr. Bob and Teri Beard at Mason’s on Friday. It’s always a great time full of many, many laughs, when with these two! Bob is quite a comedian and always ends up making my stomach ache from laughing too much! Thanks for the wonderful time Bob and Teri. 🙂
Until next time ~ Rachelle 🙂