OBX 2007
Traveling Wil-Bogers ...

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Trip Log

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Wye Oak? Why Not? Anything to avoid traffic on US 50 enroute to the LLBean outlet in Queenstown, MD where we would meet Bob 'n Char to once again become the Traveling WilBogers!

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Poor Wye Oak is just a shadow (and not a very big shadow) of its former self as the Largest White Oak in the US since it was toppled by a wind storm in 2002. Now the Wye Oak is the desk for the Governor of Maryland.

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Although the Wye Oak no longer makes much shade, RVan's awning provided all the shade we needed for a picnic lunch. How many kinds of cheese were there? Bleu, Stilton, Toasted Onion, Goat Gouda, French Comte, Goat Fromage, Gjetost, Cracker Barrel and Cabot 75% Reduced Fat Cheddar. Oh, the horror!

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At this rate, the Traveling WilBogers will be big enough to make their own shade, without the aid of trees or awnings, just our bulging bellies! Looks like we're gonna need a bigger table, perhaps as big as the desk of the MD State Governor.

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After a night of rest, preceded by a seafood dinner at the Town Dock in St. Michaels, MD, the traveling continued to Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, where we set up the telescope to watch birds, but ... Wait a minute, where is everybody?

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Yes, it's us and we're eating again. Notice that we figured out we HAVE a bigger table - in RVan! 
Shoulda put out the awning again so Bob 'n Char could eat in its shadow.

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Next morning, after another huge seafood dinner at the Ocean Odyssey in Cambridge, MD, our first stop had to be to buy something to EAT! Someone (perhaps Farmer Hurley himself) watched our antics from the shadows of the garage. 

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Well, not everything we bought was edible. These gooseneck squash were just too cute to resist. En Gourde!

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See how cute?

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You want too cute? You got two cute: 1.) the ferry operator at the Union Ferry and 
2.) Bog trying to steer RVan as the ferry took off across the Wicomico River :-)

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You want not-too-cute? You got a car that wouldn't start, a blaring radio that wouldn't quit, and a  dude who wouldn't pull up his pants. Bog says the briefs were rather cute, "butt" that ain't obvious here.

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How about a good deal on a Comfort Inn Suite? You want that? Bob got that in Chincoteague, VA. 
2 bedrooms, 2 and 1/2 baths, full kitchen, living/dining room, brand-new, never been stayed in & only ... $109 per night. 

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Unbelievable - we could have invited droopy drawers and all his friends over - oh, yeah, that would have been unbelievable!

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Lunch of crab balls and a crab bowl at the Cove Restaurant in Crisfield, MD doesn't seem to have made us crabby, but it did make our bellies bulge a bit. Bob doesn't need a bigger table for his beer, but in his defense, some of that bulge is actually a hernia.

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Our Suite was not right on the Atlantic Ocean, but it was a short walk to Chincoteague Bay, where we enjoyed the sunset.

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We didn't enjoy the sight of the cranes nor the thought of the future buildings blocking out the sight of the sunset, but we're here, it's clear, let's have another beer!

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Lori waves goodbye, but she had given us such a good deal on the Suite that we decided not to leave!

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We are not the only ones eating our way through the Delmarva. Mr/Ms Osprey enjoys a seafood lunch.

0bx07-021-sika ekj.jpg (347622 bytes) A Sika Deer, actually an elk, forages for a meal in the shade. Note the white "briefs" on this dude. sika deer close.jpg (599682 bytes)
0bx07-022-chincoteague pony.jpg (246393 bytes) Chincoteague Island is famous for its ponies, 
whose meals of salty marsh grass often result in bloated bellies, just like ours!
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Chincoteague is also one of the few places where the Endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel survives! Bob refers to squirrels as "rats with good press agents". These squirrels must have EXCELLENT press agents, b/c Bob actually wanted to go back the next day to try for a better picture than this grab shot of Bog's. 

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The sunset was wonderful, even with the shadow of current buildings! Kinda reminded us of the view from Greene 217 looking into the Genesee River Valley so many years ago when we had to w-we-wer-werk late.

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The sunrise was wonderful, too, with our two dear friends in the shadow of the Suite's kitchen "window". Two cute!

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Trouble in Paradise: Remember we said the Suite was brand-new, never been stayed in? That means never been showered in, and leaks never been discovered - till now. Closest we've been to being rained on.

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This is where the Endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel should have posed for Bob, but it must have had a prior engagement. Too bad, but we'll settle for Bob's dramatic shot of loblolly pines against a brilliant blue sky. Ahhhhh, how sceneric.

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Fish gotta swim, Egrets gotta eat 'em, Bob's gotta have at least one bird picture.

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There were 2 trucks of note in this parking lot. The other one was was decked out in flower garlands, a Just Married sign and wrapped in Saran Wrap. Too cute. This, however, was one ballsy truck, with bumper stickers: "ACLU: We don't hate religion, we just hate Christianity" and "U.N. American" and window stickers: "ProtestWarrior.com: Fighting the LEFT, but doing it RIGHT!" and "Peace - the Old-Fashioned Way" where the triangle in the peace sign was a fighter jet. Take the picture, quick, before the owner comes out. Too scary!

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