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.