The Boatress and Lynn in the Mother in law seat, taking in the sunset on the Potomac River while all the other poor slobs are in rush hour!

The Boatress and Lynn in the Mother in law seat, taking in the sunset on the Potomac River while all the other poor slobs are in rush hour!

Yesterday around 3, I get a call from long time pal, Jimmy Scott. “What are you doing?” I said dying in meetings. He says. “Let’s go boating! I suddenly had a stomach ache. Needed to go home. I have been working long hours at the agency between boating events. So a little spontaneous time is always fun. And with Jimmy, a 100% guaranteed fun time. By 4pm I was headed down my street. And dang, there it was, just a couple houses down from me in our new neighborhood. Jimmy’s rare 1932 Deluxe Runabout.

Dang, she has been hiding is Sean's Garage the entire time.

Dang, she has been hiding is Sean’ Durand’s down the street from me in  garage the entire time. Sean is the go to guy in the area for boat coolness!

Moonsher, all ready to go, fresh coat of Bristal, and her 350 mercury motor all cleaned out after 3 years of sitting. Jimmy restored this back in the late 90's. Wow, what a fun...and fast boat

“Moonshiner”, all ready to go, fresh 4 coats of Bristol, and her 350 mercury motor all cleaned out after 3 years of sitting. Jimmy restored this back in the late 90’s. Wow, what a fun…and fast boat

And by 5 we were out tearing up the Potomac River. Now, to be honest, since we moved into our new home, we have yet to make it out on the water here.

Jimmy spent years on this part of the Potomac, and was giving us a fantastic tour. Here he is pointing out the helacopter pad right next door to us? ?????? What?

Jimmy spent years on this part of the Potomac, and was giving us a fantastic tour. Here he is pointing out the helicopter pad right next door to us? ?????? What?

The Boatress and Lynn on the way out of our small canal behind our home.

The Boatress and Lynn on the way out of our small canal behind our home.

Hey, life happens. That won’t happen again, the water here is stunning, fun and very peaceful….on weekdays. Restaurants, bars, marinas, homes, fresh water, all right here in one of the largest cities in the US. What the hell? I am 4th generation from this area, and had NO IDEA this was here.

Where in the hell did these come from? How do you get to them? Summer cottages 20 minutes south of DC?

Where in the hell did these come from?  Just down the Potomac from us….Summer cottages 30 minutes south of DC?

The water calmed down a bit and I was able to lite up Moonshiner. No need to meet my tharapist this week. Been replaced by a full throttle session.

The water calmed down a bit and I was able to lite up Moonshiner. No need to meet the therapist this week. Been replaced by a full throttle session.

Jimmy had never sat back there, I was glad to help!

Jimmy had never sat back there, I was glad to help!

So for about 3 hours we just toured the area and had a very nice 3 hour vacation from the local rush hour. Sometimes a spontaneous vacation is more refreshing than a week off!

Headed in right before the sun set. Our boat house is just up on the left.

Headed in right before the sun set. Our boat house is just up on the left. About 1000 miles away from Work!

Here is our boat house in the header today, it’s amazing that this is all so close to DC. No photo shop, its all how it looks. Massy Creek, right off Belmont Bay near Oquaquan / Woodbridge.

Massy Creek - Boat House low

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13 Responses to “Spontanious Three Hour Vacation On The Potomac River Durring Washington D.C Rush Hour.”
  1. Troy

    I’ll make you a deal.

    You come up north and I will get you a ride on Cobbossee from yesterdays story if you will give me a ride on Massy Creek.

    That is some COOL water!

    Oh heck just come north and I will get a ride in for you, no swap needed.

  2. m-fine

    It looks like there is something missing from your boathouse. I can’t quite put my finger on it… I see the house part and the water and the sunset but…but…WHERE IS THE BOAT?

    Is Suzy still at the summer HQ? Seems like someone should be in the market for a second boat if that is the case.

    • dreed

      With no boat at home, Matt should turn the boathouse into a duck blind.

  3. Bob Kays

    Absolutely stunning! You will remember that day when sitting in an endless meeting in Feb.

  4. Greg Lewandowski

    What a great afternoon. I never thought anything lke that was so near DC. Say high to Jimmy for me. I really enjoyed talking to him at the ABC event last winter. You need to bring him with you to Michigan some day so we can talk again.

  5. Dennis Mykols

    Darn, another place to put on my bucket list to visit…7

  6. Fairbreezes

    Your water lilies look as healthy as ours here on the Mississippi River.

  7. matt

    Ha, we had a high tide and its mud on the leaves, A week ago it was like a field of grass! Lush greeness.

  8. Alex

    “Sometimes a spontaneous vacation is more refreshing than a week off.”

    Sometimes?

  9. Jim Schafer

    Most folks struggle in life to find that perfect balance between the right amount of work and the right amount of play. Jim Scott has mastered this……….and Matt, you are not too far behind! How many boat shows do you go to a year? And you call this work??????