Well, the ferry ride was a breeze, and the weather was still beautiful as we approached the Delaware coast and prepared to disembark.
I had intended to film myself riding off the ferry, as I did when riding on, but although I thought I was all geared up and ready to go, the ferry crew nevertheless caught me by surprise when they gave me an early opportunity to get off the boat.
I did remember to film myself going over the Bay Bridge–actually a pair of very, VERY long bridges:
As well as going over the Potomac and for the first time since leaving Massachusetts being once again in a state where I can lawfully carry a firearm on my person (yeah, Virginia!):
It was also clear that Delaware and Maryland love them some traffic enforcement. I saw at least 5 pull-overs in ~3 hours. Note in the video below, the first guy is actually pulled over directly in front of the speed limit sign (35mph–EVERYBODY was driving 55, so for the cops it was shooting fish in a barrel):
Then came another 3 1/2 hours of so of rather dull, flat-land, big-box type-territory (after getting through the flat-land farming area closest to the ferry), until I finally arrived safe and sound at my buddy’s house.
He doesn’t drink himself, but he’s a great host, and always has something waiting for me in the fridge. 🙂
Tomorrow morning I head out from here to Raleigh, NC, where on Tuesday I will speak at the Campbell Law School on stand-your-ground and other issues of self-defense law.
For those interested in attending my talk at Campbell Law School, it runs from Noon to 1-ish, and is open to the public. NOTE: Campbell Law School is NOT located on the same grounds as is Campbell University. The Law School was recently re-located to downtown Raleigh. Its street address is: 225 Hillsborough Street #303, Raleigh, NC 27603:
My host, Professor Gregory Wallace, provided me with the following details for those who wish to attend:
It’s being held in Room 105, which is on the first floor of the law school. Guests should use the entrance on the east side of the building and check in with security. Room 105 is down the hallway to the left of the elevators. There is a public parking deck south of the law school.
Hope to see a bunch of you there. 🙂
Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense blog, Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), Barnes & Noble (paperback and Nook), and elsewhere.