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Hot and humid describes the walk to Vienna, Maryland. But otherwise, it was uneventful (e.g., no flashing lights). My clothes, backpack, and I are all drenched with sweat.

The Tavern House Bed and Breakfast is a charming house on River Road in the colonial town of Vienna. Located on the Nanticoke River, the town was founded in 1706.

My hosts Elise and Harvey Altergott are also charming, as well as knowledgeable, well-traveled, and hospitable. Originally from Wisconsin, he is an Annapolis graduate and a former Navy pilot. She is from Massachusetts and worked in nursing and then electronics. They’ve run this B&B successfully for over 30 years. And wow, it is so quiet here!

After a shower, I had a pleasant conversation during lunch with Elise and Harvey in a lovely front room. I’m now resting in one of the five bedrooms.

Because of some water damage that occurred while they were recently in Europe. Further repairs are necessary, and I’m the only guest tonight. Fine with me.

Although it rained early this morning, I continue to avoid having to walk through the many thunderstorms predicted on local TV. And tomorrow I’ll be in Salisbury, one of the last stops in my journey.

14 miles today.

@ Vienna, Maryland

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