• explore,  other US travel,  virginia,  wiliamsburg

    The Signs of Williamsburg

    Husband and I had to postpone our Valentine’s Day weekend celebration until this past weekend due to unforeseen circumstances. Everything worked out for the best and we enjoyed a night each in Smithfield and Williamsburg, Virginia. One of the things that I enjoyed the most about Colonial Williamsburg was the signs marking trade shops, merchants, taverns and various other buildings. Here is a sampling of some of the signs you can see in Williamsburg. 

  • annapolis,  eat and drink,  explore,  festivals,  maryland

    Second Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning

    Last weekend, husband and I made the short trek to Annapolis to attend the Second Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning at the Maritime Museum. It was a rainy day so I suspect there were fewer people in attendance than if the weather had been nice. We decided to go with the VIP tickets which in addition to unlimited raw and roasted oysters included eight tastings of chef-prepared oysters by local restaurants. We hit the VIP tent first and made our way through the tastings. Paul’s Homewood Cafe’s oyster rockefeller. I knew there was going to be an old boring oyster rockefeller in this mix! The Wild Orchid’s oyster…

  • active life,  dc metro,  eat and drink,  explore,  festivals

    A rarity in my life: a calm Saturday

    The last two weekends were surprisingly calm compared to just about every other weekend since August. I’m “only” taking two courses this module and don’t have any trips out of town planned until the end of April. There haven’t been any sudden out of town family emergencies, so what does that mean? Some quality time enjoying life and not pulling my hair out/driving my husband and myself crazy. We decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather to take a bike ride. In anticipation of bike-riding weather, husband scoured Craig’s list last week and we got me a fancy schmancy used bike. Hooray. We made our way past the Netherlands…