Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Today we had a bit of a down day to recover from our DC visits. We are headed back there tomorrow, so I will post all of DC at once.

We lounged around, did laundry, and pretty much just took our time all morning and into the afternoon. When we were finally up and dressed we decided to go into Annapolis and look around. We drove by one of the original 14 national cemeteries that Abraham Lincoln established, we drove by the oldest existing State House, which happens to be where Washington resigned as commander of the military, and also where he signed the Treaty of Paris, and then we parked right next to these old buildings and began our stroll through the old town shops. It is amazing that these old building still exist. The brick is beautiful, and with it's narrow streets it is easy to imagine the people of old walking down the same roads we were. It was fun to stroll through all of the little boutiques and shops and find little treasures.

We stopped in a Delly (yes, that is how they spelt it) called Chick and Ruth's Delly that was shown on the show Man vs Food, and ordered a couple 6 pound milkshakes. I am sad and glad to say we only made it through 6 pounds of milk shake total instead of 12.

When we got back to the house we decided we needed to work a little of that milkshake off so we headed to the backyard to kayak. Cambria was so excited to get in, and then thought about sharks and made a quick loop back to the dock and hopped right out. Decota and Syd loved exploring together. Declan kayaked all over the place, and then watched Ava closely as she learned. And then Lori and I took a turn at dusk and enjoyed the calm of the water and night

Rodney stayed on the dock and did a little fishing. Almost every cast brought in another fish! He helped Ava catch one and she was thrilled, but not enough to kiss it.

We have been having such a great time that when Lori and the girls were talking about how much they were going to miss us, Rodney decided we would stay an extra night and just head out to Declan's college tour real early Friday morning. Everyone just wants a little more time, so our wish was granted :)


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