Monthly Archives: July 2012

Tilghman Island, Then Into The Woods: We Visit Nancy And Zane’s Eastern Shore Aerie

I was an awkward, frizzy-haired (pixie cut with bangs, no less!) twelve-year-old when my family moved and to this day I can remember sitting at the back of my new sixth-grade class in a conspicuously new and dorky wool jumper, … Continue reading

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Letting it Ride: a boat tour in St. Michael’s

We had explored the village of St. Michael’s and toured the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum twice. Our time there was drawing to an end. What to do for a finale? A restaurant server had mentioned in passing that to truly … Continue reading

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Feeling Crabby in St. Michael’s

Poor CE. Barely recovered from his bridge trauma, he was assaulted anew: by the wily Atlantic Blue Crab. Crabs and the watermen who catch them are a big part of Chesapeake Bay life, commerce and history. There’s even a Pulitzer-prize … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Beyond.

Gephyrophobia, anyone? After renting a car in WDC, we set our sights for the Eastern Shore of Maryland. More water than land, with its creeks, marshes, tributaries and great big bowl of Chesapeake Bay, we weren’t surprised that the gateway … Continue reading

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Culture and Calories in WDC

Aside from the fact that DC needed more AC during our hot, muggy days there, it was a great visit. And probably our last visit for awhile, since Taylor is going to make it four for four – like Angie, … Continue reading

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Computer Glitches of the Highest Order

Three hours of wrestling with hotel Internet and a busted laptop with nada to show for it. #%*!!! Will try again later…

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That Sinking Feeling: The Titanic Exhibit at the National Geographic Museum

The fascination is endless and haunting. Famed oceanographer Robert Ballard, who fittingly claimed the prize for discovering the Titanic’s watery grave in 1985, comments aptly that “every generation re-discovers the Titanic”. And we re-discovered it last weekend at the National … Continue reading

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Travel Moment: a secret garden in Georgetown

I’ve walked along M Street in Georgetown countless times, most importantly one day way back in the Bicentennial year when dear friend Rosanne and I happened upon the CE and changed history – personal history, at least. But somehow I … Continue reading

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90 degrees in WDC

We’re on the road again; currently visiting our nation’s capital of Hot and Humid. People here are still talking about the “derecho” that hit the area June 29 with hurricane-force winds causing power outages for days on end while nearly … Continue reading

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Birthday Chick

Some of us are getting to an age where “Happy Birthday” is an oxymoron, but Pollo Amiga was excited to celebrate her new numbers. Great party! Kirk and Alexandra hosted and we all had so much fun. A few¬†pix to … Continue reading

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