Monday, May 18, 2015


Navy Sailboats
When Matt and I were dating we brainstormed a whole bunch of things we both wanted to do, and then did them. This was when we were young, concerned with showing ourselves in public, and impressing each other. One of the things we never got around to doing was going to Annapolis. We finally decided to take a little getaway this past weekend. I was so excited to go, and now I'm very glad we checked that off our six year old list!

We both took the day off work on Friday and arrived at about lunch time. The room we had booked at a bed and breakfast wasn't ready so we took a walk down Main Street and then walked over to the Naval Academy. We opted for a self guided tour around the campus after watching a short video in the visitor's center. On our tour we found the Navy sailboats above, Memorial Hall, the Naval Academy Chapel, and the crypt of John Paul Jones. After all that, I needed something to eat. We walked back into town and each of us got a little snack, mine was more like a meal, at the Annapolis MarketHouse. After some eating and people watching we walked up to the State House. Matt was super excited about this. And he's probably really disappointed I don't remember all the reasons it's a very historic place. I do remember that it's the oldest state capitol and, and was the nation's capitol until 1784.

Maryland State House
After our visit to the State House we went to check in to our room. I was seriously tired from all our walking, so we just rested for awhile and chose a restaurant for dinner. We walked back down around town and then went to the Iron Rooster for dinner. Definitely a good choice. I highly recommend the fried green tomatoes. We ended the night with people watching and ice cream.

Saturday morning we had breakfast at Chick and Ruth's Delly. After breakfast we went to an exhibit on slavery at the Historic Annapolis Museum. This museum was very tiny. It was also an ideal museum for both of us. Matt got to read every single word, on every single artifact, without me bothering him because the museum was half slavery half shopping. Interesting combination, but it really worked out for both of us. Before heading home on Saturday afternoon, I dragged Matt through a few of the cute little shops on Main Street. 

Main Street
Overall, I really enjoyed our trip to Annapolis! I am so glad we made the time to go. We really had the perfect two days for our trip. The weather was ideal and it's not a far drive. Yay for a little Maycation!

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