We left Annapolis early this morning and drove across a gigundo bridge to the Eastern Shore. This is actually a peninsula, the DelMarVa peninsula, to be precise. That means it is like a huge barrier island which is shared by Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. We drove the entire length of the Eastern Shore and after 5 hours we arrived at the Barrier Islands Center, which is almost the bottom tip. This once was the alms house for the poor. It has been renovated and the front, beautiful old house is used as a museum which holds the history of this area. The back house, also freshly renovated, is much smaller and plainer. This was the alms house for the poor black people. Yeah, I am learning that signs of segregation still exist all over the South. The rest of the property is very pristine and lovely but I really liked the texture of this falling down shack. After hours in the car — why are car seats designed to make you tuck your pelvis and overstretch your lower back? — I was dying to do a backbend and stretch my back in the opposite direction. But I really had to pee, too. I knew if I went into the house to use the bathroom, I would not get away from the lunch gathering and so I just decided to do an urdhva danurasana right there on the grass anyway. I do not recommend this to you. Yoga and traveling — that’s another whole subject!