Daytrip With the Big Rollers

Scary flooring in the MGM Grand

My Mom and Aunt have a big overnight gambling run to Washington, DC planned and I am the chauffeur.  My niece, Danielle rides along to roll her eyes at the weeping widows and distribute Kleenex.  She has also offered to take me on a tour of National Harbor.  I forgot that teenager’s tours are mostly centered around shopping for clothes that are inappropriate for my age group.

She is kind enough to take a few photos of me admiring the lifelike statues along the waterfront.  I suffer sticker shock when due to impending heat stroke I am forced to purchase a $9 small milkshake at the Ben and Jerry’s.  I later realize that we could have done most of our shopping on the air conditioned Casino level of thet MGM Grand during the oppressively hot afternoon.  We should have saved National Harbor with its retail attractions for evening when cooler temps and twinkling light adorned streets make it more tolerable and enchanting.

On the way home, we discover a marvelous historic restaurant on US 301 north of Richmond.  Hanover Tavern features reasonably priced, fresh local fare.  The Historic Building has several dining rooms, a pub and a theater and is a splendid lunch destination.  Here are a few photos from our outing.

In Loving Memory

Stormy Weathers

About Sunny Weathers

Pilot, motorcyclist and full time RVer. Follow me as I travel all over the US in my Country Coach RV volunteering, making new friends and pursuing a constant outdoor temperature between 70F and 80F. I'll share the fun and the tribulations and any great survival tricks I learn!

13 Replies to “Daytrip With the Big Rollers”

  1. jim & sandy dukeman says: Reply

    What a nice trip. We went there once but did not go to the MGM or the harbor. Got the statue of Liberty and a cup of coffee at McDonald’s and got out of town. :>)))) That ain’t no cheap place to visit or live. Thanks for the note and great pix. GOD BLESS
    JD/SD
    Jim & Sandy

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      You are right about not being cheap at National Harbor! Thanks goodness the lunch near Richmond was very reasonable as I barely had enough money left to eat after leaving DC!

  2. Terrie and I have ridden right by Hanover Tavern on our way to and from Baltimore (in an effort to avoid I-95) and never stopped in. We’ll have to check it out if we ever pass by again.

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      I actually drove past it, then made a U-turn to go back. Danielle fussing all the way as she wanted to go to Red Lobster on the other side of Richmond. Glad I turned around because this was an excellent stop.

  3. You go Sunny! Making some new memories while cherishing the old ones. I so admire your gumption and appreciate continuing to share the blog with us. You are such an inspiration! ?

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Thanks so much Becky. These last few months have been so difficult, but I am so blessed to have folks like you out there cheering for me. Your support is greatly appreciated!

  4. Great pictures of you Deb! Nice to get a change of scenery. I hope the hot weather goes away by the time we move south!

    1. Thanks so much Becky. These last few months have been so difficult, but I am so blessed to have folks like you out there cheering for me. Your support is greatly appreciated!

    2. I hope the hot weather does too and also the hurricanes!

  5. Michele Hilberth says: Reply

    Looks like fun! Cute pictures!

    1. Thanks Michele – good to hear from you.

  6. Thanks for sharing!!. It’s good to see your doing good. Hope we can catch up with you in Moab. Take care, Doug and Tracie

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      I hope to see you in Moab too! Thanks!!

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