We get ourselves out to Annapolis, or more precisely a neighborhing small town called Eastport, a handful of times a year. Here, Marty celebrates the freedom to eat a chocolate chip cookie while watching a big fire engine with flashing lights.
At one end of the street is the (forner) home of a good friend (that's how we discoverd the place) and at the other, the public dock where the water taxi picks up for trips over to Annapolis. In between is a favorite resaurant -- The Boatyard -- a big part of our overall experience every time. This place is great for a cold beer with your fish and chips, or a glass of wine with your salmon, depending on your mood. Marty was apparently not in the mood for either, so I let him run around outside while we waited for the food.
We checked out the porch of an interesting looking shop across the street, called Wild Thing.
After dinner it was off to the water taxi. This was as much the reason for our trip as anything, just enjoying the ride across the bay and feeling like a tourist in our own back yard. That is a theme you'll find here a lot, since I often feel that way and we do take advantage of our area very well.
We wandered around the city dock and bought some sweets. Wathcing the firetruck outside McGarveys. (We've had our times at McGarveys and they were fun, but now, with the kids, it's just the sweets and the walking.)
Then it was back across the bay. This time, we enjoyed a longer trip while some modern-day, Jimmy Buffet-style pirates with a dog called Jack Sparrow got delivered out to their sailboats. Another successful day trip, bay trip.
Tonight, we'll see our local fireworks. Not the crazy-busy capital DC ones, but right here in town they put on a good show. The first time for the girls. They have always been to tired to make it before, but this is the year.
I'm going to have to post again either later today or tomorrow. I'm also encouraging a special guest post from Paul (my husband) because we have just experienced a very unique opportunity worth sharing. I have a crush. More soon. Very soon.
Happy 4th of July!