April 14, 2012

brick streets and tall ships

My parents were kind enough to come up to my corner of the world today.  Aren't they the sweetest?

Anyway, they kept asking what I wanted to do and I because I'm eternally indecisive, I decided to go to one of my favorite spots on the planet.  Truly.  As much as I've traveled, this spot on the map is still my very favorite.  Okay, Hawaii may beat it, but just barely.

I hadn't been there in a while and today we had beautiful weather, so away we went.  Unfortunately, everyone else in the area had the same exact idea because parking was the worst I've seen it in a long, long time.  But we found a spot and headed into the old city full of brick sidewalks and homes.

And then, we saw this...

Well, low and behold, look at this beauty.  And look at those tiny sailors way up there gathering up the sails.  It was amazing.

This was just the beginning.  We spent over an hour at a museum full of tall ship models.  Nerd alert:  it was incredible.  We loved it.

If you ever make it to the great state of Maryland and you wonder what in the world you should do with your time....well, I suggest the adorable city of Annapolis.  And be sure to check out the totally cool museum at the Naval Academy.  If I say "totally cool" before "tall ship model museum", that makes it legit, right?  Right?

We ended the visit with me introducing them to the wonder of Lebanese Taverna.  I was full to the brim.  With love from my parents who love to spend time with me.  With delight over seeing a tall ship in real life.  With hummus and tabbouleh and baba ganoush .

Happy, happy day.  


kaley said...

I've been to that museum. Nick was in hog heaven. I guess that's why he joined the Navy...

cottage girl said...

I thought of you guys the whole time I was there. Miss you!!