|Squire Andy talks about |
Fortunately, this involved no planning and very little decision making on my part. This made it an even better vacation than I could have hoped for!
We drove down to Annapolis in the morning for a walking tour of historic Annapolis. Now, I had done this (maybe even this exact tour) when I was in the 4th grade, as does every 9 year old in the state of Maryland, since that's when they teach us all about Maryland History. But since that was more years ago than I care to admit to, it was a nice refresher.
|A Colonial inn on Church Circle, |
complete with flower vendor on the sidewalk
|Chambers for the House of Delegates|
|The Chapel at the U.S. Naval Academy|
Now they all look painfully young...
|The tomb of John Paul Jones beneath |
the chapel at the U.S. Naval Academy
At the end of the tour, we were all starving and thirsty, so we ducked into the general store along the main drag and asked for a restaurant recommendation. I always prefer to ask the locals where they go to eat, and avoid the touristy spots - you inevitably get better food with less hype. We were steered across the bridge to Davis' Pub (which was actually featured on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives) and sat outside to an amazing lunch of BLT Deviled Eggs and Chipotle Habanero Pulled Pork Sandwiches - very messy, but worth every bite!
We had to walk off everything that we'd eaten, so we made our way back to thank the man at the candy counter of the general store for his recommendation, where I couldn't resist buying a giant turtle pecan cluster. So yummy!
|The boaters took advantage of the gorgeous sunny day|
Then we bolted up to Baltimore, because Dave had signed us up for the Fells Point Wicked History Pub Crawl. Our guide, Cliff, was a riot, and even though I've been to Fells Point many times, there were definitely some revelations from our tour! Our first stop was Sticky Rice, which in its earlier incarnation as a brothel was where Billie Holiday got her start singing!
|Once upon a time, this was a bordello |
where Billie Holiday used to sing
|Who knew there were so many kinds of Grand Marnier?|
|A favorite (and final) haunt of Edgar Allan Poe|
|Do the flags give away that |
this is an Irish pub?
Entirely too much food, a day full of walking and history - it was a great way to kick off the autumn season!
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