Monday, November 7, 2011

What a Difference a Day Makes and Holiday Cheer

This weekend we took what will probably be our last overnight trip of the season and went to Annapolis for the night. The trip down was treacherous. The weather was gorgeous so the waves took us by surprise. There were 4-5 foot rollers in the bay. I actually considered putting on a life jacket. I can't tell you the last time I saw waves like that on the bay. Like I said, it was a really nice day so the sun was shining bright. With the rollers and the sun it was difficult to see the crab pots. Honestly, I think we got lucky.

Once we got to Annapolis we had a great time. It was a little chilly but nice and sunny. It was a busy day in town. There was a Navy home game and there was a tug of war across the harbor. I'm glad we arrived early because they closed Ego Alley and half of the harbor for the tug of war at 11am. The rope stretched across the harbor. We would not have been able to access the city until 1 or 2pm if we had waited. But it sure looked like fun. Don't worry, they didn't let the tug of war pull people into the frigid water.

Annapolis is ready for the holidays:
As usual, we spent some time at Pusser's for college football. I've never noticed these signs before, but how can Montego Bay and Key West be in two different directions from Annapolis? :)Many thanks to our fantastic bartender Jerry. He braved the chilly temperatures at the outside bar with us.

We had one couple meeting us in Annapolis for the night. We had other friends that had spent the night in Annapolis the night before. We met up with them for lunch and convinced them to stay with us too. Apparently, the boat can fit 6 people for the night (our previous record was 5 people). We have ceramic space heaters so it was warm even outside of the cabin for the two people that had to sleep "upstairs."

When we left the next morning, the bay was like glass. I have never seen the water under the bay bridge as calm as it was that morning. Like I said, what a difference a day makes.

1 comment:

  1. I'm thrilled to hear that you all made it out for one last trip. Definitely a bit unsettling to hear about the waves. That would have made me so nervous. Overall it sounds like you had a perfect weekend!