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(Note: last post I messed up our “day” count – it is now corrected!)

We made it just fine driving through New Jersey, on and off the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Stopped in at a grocery store and stocked up on staples and food for breakfast and lunch.

Once in Delaware (Day 10 continued), we checked in at our campsite just north of Lewes, called Steamboat Landing (the only site with room as we planned this trip last minute!), dropped off the airstream and then headed over to meet my college friend, Jim Martin and his family for dinner in Rehoboth Beach. We started off at Que Pasa, a fun dive bar on the beach just across the street from Jim’s beach house. Their Mango Margueritas are delish!!

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From there we went to Jim’s house where his wife Celia made us a delicious dinner – vegetarian lasagna, tossed salad, and rainbow sherbet for dessert. I need to get the recipe for the lasagna – it was yummy!

Spent the next day (Day 11) catching up on chores and on the beach with Jim and kids – until it rained!  Back to the trailer for drinks – with Jim and his son Ben. Our first guests!

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After a cocktail, the four of us went into Lewes, the oldest town, in the oldest state in the country – due to the fact that one of its residents was the first to sign the Constitution. We had a wonderful dinner at The Buttery.  Our favorite dish was the crab cakes!

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Unfortunately, on Day 12 it rained most of the day so we caught up on work and called on a few retailers in Rehoboth Beach, before having dinner in two restaurants! Jim told us they were the 2 best in the area, and we couldn’t make up our mind which one to go to, so we went to both. First, we stopped into the Back Porch Cafe for a glass of wine, Crab-Guacamole and a tomato salad with pickled grapes. LOVED both dishes, especially the seafood guacamole – have to try and recreate this at home. They post recipes for several of their dishes on their website – check them out (link above)!

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From there we went to the popular Blue Moon for dinner Their bar is a famous gay hangout and was packed, even on a Sunday evening! We had yet another fabulous dinner. Favorite dish? Pasta Bolognese – slow cooked beef, pork and veal with tagliatelle, black truffles and parmesan cheese. YUM!

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Day 13 we drove to Washington DC, where we parked the airstream at the home of our good friends Dalton and Stacey Delan. We called on retailers and then spent the evening with our friends at their home and had a delicious dinner of eggplant parmesan, pasta, broccolini and yummy pastries from Whole Foods.

Day 14 was more retailer visits, then moving the airstream to Jim Martin’s DC home for our first airstream cocktail party! We served various white wines, deconstructed Benedictine Cheese Canapes (deconstructed because I didn’t have time to assemble them!) and Canellini Bean Dip from A Well-Seasoned Kitchen. We couldn’t invite too many people – the trailer isn’t that big! A few photos:

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Next stop – Southwestern Virginia!

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