|Tunnel on the Captital Crescent|
|My friend and her grandbaby So happy to see her|
|Ukrainian Orthodox church|
|Ukrainian Particular Catholic church made with no nails It was supposed to be beautiful inside too|
How long does it take to go 25 miles in DC rush hour traffic? Soulmate figured 2 hours. True it took 45 minutes for the first 10 miles but once I got on the rarely used toll road, no problem going pass where Josh's ex in laws live and where one of my original blogging friends probably lives. When I first started blogging, immediately Renee from Seattle, Kathy from Chicago, and Sharon from Olney MD formed an online support group. They have since moved on but here I am. So I ended up at my HS friend's place in Northern Montgomery county an hour early. I went to see two Ukrainian Churches, one made entirely of wooden staves. Very unusual. I could not get inside where it is allegedly quite striking.
I hadn't seen my friend since our 20 th HS reunion. Naomi was a newborn then. Here she was with 2 adorable grand babies to watch. We had fun reconnecting over dinner. Oh the trials of parenting difficult children! A special night. I figured I didn't need a GPS to get back but I was wrong. Somehow while taking the River Road exit, I got shunted to some dark deserted parkway along the Potomac that seemed to have no exit from. I was tired and scared. Finally I was able to pull over, find the GPS that I threw somewhere in disgust as it no longer let's me input the letter "l" and my friend's name, city name, street name, and state name all contain this letter. I had to go there the old fashioned way, paper map, hard while driving alone. I actually wasn't too far off with my detour and found Mass Avenue.
My bike ride begins tomorrow so my readers will have to wait a while. No wifi in the wild.