Spontanious Three Hour Vacation On The Potomac River Durring Washington D.C 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
With no boat at home, Matt should turn the boathouse into a duck blind.
Absolutely stunning! You will remember that day when sitting in an endless meeting in Feb.
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.
Darn, another place to put on my bucket list to visit…7
My bucket is turning into a 55 gallon drum.
Your water lilies look as healthy as ours here on the Mississippi River.
Ha, we had a high tide and its mud on the leaves, A week ago it was like a field of grass! Lush greeness.
“Sometimes a spontaneous vacation is more refreshing than a week off.”
Almost as good as a late night Torch Lake run!
LIFE IS GOOD
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??????