29 June 2015

The Anniversary’s Over…

We pack light!
This year we took our annual bike trip from Maryland to Leesburg, VA. This June started out as a hazy hot humid bear, but by last week it had calmed down significantly.
Breakfast oats!
This time around we had the benefit of our copy of—the slightly out of date—DC bike trips book. It helped get us out of Annapolis quickly; a feat never before accomplished on this familiar excursion.

We packed light again (a little heavier than usual) and got everything on the back of hubby’s vintage Raleigh, leaving me to carry the extra weight of the iPod camera and sun block. I know, it’s not fair.

We began at Starbucks—I have finally capitulated. This was a ubiquitous early morning spot for this year’s trip. We had tea, coffee, and or oatmeal at the chain practically every day. The starbucks oatmeal consists of:

  • 1 serving of oats (made with water)
  • 1/2 serving each of dried fruit and mixed nuts
  • a splash of milk (skim, whole, or half & half)
  • a pinch or two of brown sugar
  • a dash of cinnamon ..
Mmmmmm! That's how to start a day!



Annapolis dining: Sakura for gyoza and drunk noodles.
Chick & Ruth's for fresh fruit salad...

DC's traditional Italian fare happens at Sette. The best caprese/pizza combo...


Sette in DC

Great views from our hotel (indoors and out)


Onto the last leg of trails

this is my view, usually...

hubby got a new biking hat (why do folks like these???)

Back in DC, The Gill from Ipanema

There was plenty of this...

…and this.


Leesburg Pizza is also pretty-damn-good

The rainy weather led to some pretty spectacular skies.



And back!