Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Annapolis and Football

Mea culpa, this post is a week late. We traveled to Annapolis on Sunday, September 16 for an overnight trip. What's that you say? An overnight on a Sunday? Yes, four of us took Monday off so we could spend the evening in Annapolis after watching the Ravens/Eagles Game at Pusser's.

There were a couple interesting sailboat sightings this particular trip:
We normally see children being towed in these mini-sailboats. This was a group of adults. What were they up to?
Am I missing something? This is a sailboat, right? Why is she paddling?
We also saw two sailboats with bow thrusters. Let me just say that again - sailboats with bow thrusters. One of them docked right next to us and he still struggled to get into the slip. We've all had our horror docking stories but aren't bow thrusters supposed to be a huge help? And is this a new craze for sailboats?

We all know that the Ravens lost the football game -- boo. Pusser's, however, did not fail to entertain. We met a very nice couple with a 40-foot Cruisers and talked with them for a long while. They told us a story about some guys jumping on a stranger's boat in Ego Alley just to take a picture. Um, excuse me, is it okay if I walk into your living room to take a picture? No? That's what I thought.

A short while after that story, some Annapolis friends drove to meet us and enjoyed ice cream on the bow of our boat (while we were still at Pusser's). The Cruisers couple leaned over and said, "You know there's a bunch of people on your boat, right?" "Oh, yes, they are friends of ours," I replied. I love how boat people look out for each other.

Check out these big boats in town:
"Fighting Irish"
We spend time in Stan and Joe's Saloon and Galway Bay before snagging pizza at Mangia. Not surprisingly, the city was pretty quiet that Sunday evening but we had a fantastic time.

Upon returning to Baltimore, we weren't ready to leave the outdoor boating lifestyle. So, off we went to Woody's Rum Bar for lunch. Try the fish tacos - they are delish.

That's all for now. I promise to be more prompt in posting our next trip.

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