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I need to get to Annapolis by noon on Monday. In order to meet that timetable, I asked my hosts to drop me off this morning at Lock No. 10 on the C&O Canal Towpath in Cabin John, Maryland.

After saying a fond goodbye to Betty and thanking Kerry for hosting me and being so kind in driving me everywhere, I walked onto the C&O Canal Towpath and Capital Crescent Trail along a gorgeous stretch of the Potomac River. This is the same river in which President John Quincy Adams used to go skinny dipping (swim suits had not yet been created).

My destination was the DuPont Circle Metro station in Georgetown. Along the way I glimpsed the Washington Monument, the only sightseeing I’ll be doing in DC.

Christine, a dear friend of my wife, Sharon, picked me up at the Metro station and drove me to her home in Savage, Maryland. She prepared lunch and we enjoyed a long conversation on her back porch. A few hours later she served up a terrific salmon dinner. I’m stuffed!

Silver Spring is where my daughter Marna lives with her husband and sons. I’ll be staying with them the next two nights. It’s also where Sharon grew up.

10 miles today.

@ Savage, Maryland

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