After spending the week at their Georgetown home, journalists Bob Woodward and Elsa Walsh cherish the weekends when they can get away to their riverfront retreat near Annapolis. "It is a place to exhale," says interior designer Pamela Ryder. "It is a place to escape Washington life that's lived as only Bob Woodward could live it." Says Walsh, an author and journalist who until recently wrote for The New Yorker magazine, "Bob and I ask each other, 'Which time do you like best?' And what we found is that we both like it all the time. I like it best in spring and summer, and he probably likes its best in fall and winter, when it is starker, with more poetic beauty...We lived here for six months and we call it 'our summer of happiness.'"