14 July 2008

Boating in the "Sailing Capital of the World"

Since our future residence is yet to be determined, we've been set on trying to visit all the places we want to see in the area before potentially leaving the area at the end of the year when Albert's job is up. One of the places Albert had never been to was Annapolis, MD so we decided to use one of his free weekends to see what we could see. We went to the LDS Temple in the morning and then headed over to Annapolis for the afternoon.

(Ego Alley)

(little girl feeding the ducks...how cute :D)

(patriotic dingy)

The first thing we did was eat lunch at Pusser's (great name I know). I had a crab cake sandwich which was pretty tasty and Albert had roasted salmon, which I thought wasn't as good as my crab cake. We then hopped on the 2:15 boat tour of Spa Creek on the Miss Anne. We were on a pretty small boat and we mostly stayed by the residential areas. It was a little more intimate and fun than the other more traditional tour I took on the Harbor Queen in 2006. It was so relaxing being on the water and I understood more why people love boating. Annapolis is a really beautiful city, quaint and friendly. I wouldn't mind ending up there one day.

(Capt Leigh)

After our boat ride we went to a gelato place. I got bacio, my favorite. The gelateria just happened to be next to the enterance to the Naval Academy so we decided to stop by. We only had 18 min on the meter, but figured we'd be fast. Apparently we were a little too late, only 3 or 4 minutes!, because we had a parking ticket when we got back. It was cool walking around the Academy though. I wouldn't have minded going to such a beautiful school. It sort of had the same air as Oxford (not nearly as ancient, but still old and majestic-- just makes you want to learn being by the buildings).

(mmmm...gelato!)

(The Naval Academy Chapel -- they were having a wedding so we didn't get to go inside)

If you'd like to see all the pictures Albert took click here.

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