Monday, April 1, 2013

A Short Walk Around Annapolis

Since I arrived in Annapolis in the early afternoon, there was some time to get in a couple of miles of walking in before it started to rain. There are two traffic circles in town one has a church in the middle and the other has the governor's mansion looking over it. This is the church in the middle of "church circle". The weather was pretty dreary and leaves aren't out on the trees yet. The shuttle driver mentioned that the trees were starting to bud then they got hit with 5" of snow. Apparently, the trees haven't recovered from the shock. I didn't take many pictures as the flat light and tons of tourists suppressed my desire to take pictures. Maybe more tomorrow.

There are a lot of people here. It must be Spring Break for some as traffic was backed up all over the place. Or at least in the historic district and the harbor area the sidewalks were crowded. I had a light lunch of crab mac & cheese and it was pretty tasty. I had forgotten that crab was a Maryland "thing". This could be a pretty great food week. The meetings start tomorrow morning at 7:30am and it's about a 20 minute walk to the venue on the grounds of the Naval Academy. Plus I'll need to go through all the gate security as a visitor to a government facility.

Update Tuesday Morning - This is the view from the meeting room at the US Naval Academy. It is in the same building as their sports arena. It is a beautiful morning but still rather cold at 39°F on the walk over.

 

10 comments:

Coop a.k.a. Coopdway said...

Sounds like fun, all the way around Richard. I've spent time in Maryland, but not in Annapolis...share what you can please!

Keith - Circle Blue said...

Man, I've got to do better at keeping up. The last I looked in you were in barrow. I swear I just blinked my eyes and presto you're in Maryland. Amazing.

Enjoy and I'll try harder.
~k

RichardM said...

This morning has been a wonderful start with a clear, cool morning. I think it's in the 30s somewhere but the location is beautiful. I'll try to ost more pictures of the area.

RichardM said...

Barrow was so last week....

This is unusual for me with the back to back trips. But I needed to be in Barrow last week and this meeting was scheduled a while back. Though I didn't decide to attend until only last month.

Unknown said...

Richard:

I'd imagine that there is a lot of charm in those majestic buildings, plus a lot of history with the Naval Academy.

I just can't help but think that your family actually LIVE in Alaska, you only visit there between trips

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

Trobairitz said...

It appears you are in for some sunshine today - that won't keep all those tourists at bay though.

It may be somewhat dreary but you have a good view and it sounds like good food too.

BeemerGirl said...

Ahh...lovely views. Have fun learning, and walking. Looking forward to more historic building pics.

RichardM said...

Yep. I only visit Alaska occasionally between other trips....

RichardM said...

Not too many tourists running around today but then again, I'm not in the historic district. Today, lunch was in the NCO club and the food was institutional but tasted fine.

RichardM said...

Took a few more this morning on my walk from the hotel to the USNA and a few more walking around the campus after lunch. Still pretty cool but sunny....