On Saturday I had a long overdue visit to Naked Mountain Winery, (where my favorite Raptor Red comes from), with some British friends.
The website is here.
We all had a fun day, it was wonderful catching up with the crowd in my stomping ground. I don't like to venture down DC as much as before these days as the traffic just keeps getting worse and worse. With all those fumes down there and in neighboring suburbs, there has to be a health risk for residents. I'm certainly preferring to stay in the sweet country air as much as possible, but there are still times I get drawn to the city for fun.
On Sunday, I met with Richard to drive up to Baltimore to an abandoned grain elevator. We were meeting a few others and once again I took a moment to realize how thankful I am to be back in action again. It's still a novelty for me to be active after 7 weeks of hobbling around and having to stay close to home.
This grain elevator closed 8/30/94 and was owned by Mississippi River Grain Inc. It's been used in many TV shows and movies, including Treasure Hunters and Ladder 49.
As usual we went for beers and a late lunch afterwards and enjoyed sitting outside a bar with a brisk breeze blowing away the dust and grime, and that obnoxious pong from our nostrils.