Springhill Suites Ashburn Dulles North
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Roger Dodger, Rubber Duckie, come in Rubber Duckie....for clarification I am Roger Dodger and Paul is Rubber Duckie....this is what I say to Paul when we turn on our headsets on our helmets in the morning to we can talk to each other. This is a new thing I have started and Paul wants to know why he is Rubber Duckie....
We left the Sheraton this morning in Tarrytown New York to head to John and Sharon's place in Virginia. It is a 280 mile trip and ...
We were planning on going to Gettysburg today but it is raining.
My back is sore from riding the bike for six weeks and from sleeping in all the different beds along the wa so we are off to Tyson's Galleria for a massage. The therapist really worked me over, I was gripping onto the massage bed for the whole hour. Paul had a massage too as he needed it too.
This morning John cooks us steak and eggs - over easy, for brunch - so good. Sharon and I go to a lovely pie shop and buy sour cherry pie and lemon meringue pie for dessert tonight. The boys are cleaning their bikes when we come back and then they go for a quick ride on each others bike just to check it out - it's a boy thing.
In the US they have drive through ATM's so ...
... stop is Barrell Oak Winery - not so keen on the wines here, 2011 was not a good year.
Next we are off to Vintage Ridge Winery where we do Premier Pairing with wines paired to a tasting plate of food. This was very well done and the wines were really good. After that we buy a chutney tasting platter and a cheese platter along with Cab Franc bottle of wine and sit outside under ...
... and learn some more - how funny.
I go back to bed for more sleep and Paul goes out to get us some lunch.
Later in the day John and Paul pick up some parts from Patriot HD to do a fluid change on our bike as the bike has done 5000 miles - it only had 443 miles on it when we picked it up. John did a great job and showed Paul how to do it for next time. Paul then mounted the Australian and American flags on the back of the bike, and ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services