Sunday, July 05, 2009

July 4th

We went to Annapolis to get into the spirit of the 4th. The Naval Academy was really impressive. Walking into the gift shop, I wanted to start watching Navy football. Touring the grounds, I wished I had studied in Annapolis. I also learned that more graduates of the Naval Academy have become astronauts than anywhere else.
Not only did the Academy impress, but the city was quite charming. I imagined Annapolis would have been a bustling metropolis. It's not. It's more like a sleepy beach-town. We had some delicious lunch at a Creperie.
We also visited William Paca's House. He had some beautiful gardens.

On the 4th, we went to a Mormon gathering at a farm. They had lots of food and had some interesting guests, like the Congressman for the area, Mission President, and some notable war veterans. That night we watched fireworks from the balcony, after putting the kids to bed. It was a fun weekend.

6 comments:

Becca Anderson said...

Oh I LOVE Annapolis! It is just a beautiful, laid-back town. Thank you for posting these.

Tracy Barrand said...

Brooklyn's hair looks like it's growing! And you are so lucky to be able to watch fireworks from your balcony!!!

Aqualung said...

Don't you love being back east to see all those fun sights and chow down on some great tastes.

Spitzer Family said...

I so envy all the great things you get to do and see all the time! Hope you guys are doing well!

Angela Annjilla Ferny Fern said...

Great Pictures!!!!

b-ryce said...

Its amazing how different things look over there. The vegatation, architecture, everthing looks cool.