Sunday, October 06, 2019
BOA Week Three
Monday was our perfect day, no issues on the 290 mile drive, all of our errands took less than a half an hour and then some fun play time.
We stayed at Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Flintstone, Maryland and had some relaxing play time. The Resort is on a lake and even though most of the time we were there it was foggy, it still looked very quant. Our room was spacious, even though the bathroom was not and definitely needed an update, it was still a nice room with a great view.
Vehicle issues continue, on our drive AGAIN, the check engine light came on, so we had to take time out of our vacation time to get it looked at, and again it was not an emergency code, most likely due to the weight we’re pulling, the climbing and descending, and possibly some bad gas. We purchased a Code Reader so the next time we can read it without having to go to a dealership or Auto Zone.
We stayed at Holiday Inn Express in Hyattsville, Maryland which was convenient for not only our work but also a few days of Washington DC sightseeing. There are many times Google is deceiving and this was definitely one of those times. Pulling this 25’ trailer, we always look ahead at an overview and it looked as if it had ample space, but we were so wrong. With the lots totally empty but a few cars we hardly made it in, and it was worse on our way out. The room was the smallest ever, but the shower was a walk-in and very spacious, the bed was comfy and customer service was outstanding, but we need space, not only for the trailer but for us as well. The area is not the best, but we felt safe all the time at our hotel.
Our day in Washington DC was a blast, not sure how people deal with all that traffic daily, but one day was more than enough for us. We chose to take a taxi in, then ride the Old Time Trolly while in the city. Our hotel is only 6 miles from DC, but our transportation cost us $70 for taxis and $90 for the trolley, but there is no way we were going to attempt to drive in or find a place to park. We didn’t do much walking but we seen what we came for, we ate lunch at the Wharf and enjoyed our time, but as I told Jerry, be sure to see and do all we want because there is no return trip for us. Give me a day of driving on open roads, a fun casino day with a spa treatment or a day at a hotel on the water and we are both happy campers. We are not crowd people and prefer solitude places without all the hustle and bustle of crazy drivers.
Our event was at the University of Maryland, unfortunately there was MAJOR construction on campus so navigating around with the trailer was a nightmare. The event was successful and we had a phenomenal group of helpers. Time certainly flies whenever we do the BOA route, because we really love doing this type of work, just wish we could find other things just like it more often.
We now head south, our next event is in Orlando with several days to get there, so it will be an easy time with more things to do and see.