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I’m spending the upcoming weekend in Annapolis, MD with something like nine Russians. The only thing currently on the agenda is eating at Cantler’s. Any other suggestion for things to do in the area?
Posted by Karol at 10:52 AM
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This may be a master of the obvious comment, but wouldn’t you want to take the tour of the US Naval Academy? It’s quite interesting.
If anyone is interested in the military, the Naval Academy does tours.
A sailing tour is also a good idea.
Walking around town is pretty much a given. Annapolis is pretty small, but it’s very picturesque.
You can also peruse the city’s website for other ideas.
Over and under on number of days after the weekend until Karol posts a picture of her surrounded by a crowd of midshipmen?
I’m in for 2 days, tops–who wants some of the action?
“who wants some of the action?”
You and Karol can have all the shipmen-action to yourselves.
See, that’d be a lot more insulting if the Middies weren’t coed. Or I didn’t know a couple personally.
The Naval Academy tour is worth doing. It is a very picturesque city.
You could take a day trip over the bridge to the Eastern Shore and Delaware — Bethany Beach or Rehoboth Beach, sales-tax-free shopping at the outlet malls, the boardwalk in Ocean City.
Baltimore’s not far — there’s Fort McHenry (home of the Star Spangled Banner), the aquarium, and Camden Yards (if the Orioles are home).
Karol, there is an excellent boat tour of the harbor, much better than the CircleLine’s around Manhattan. You can also take a tour of the Capitol – it’s an impressive and regal old building. Ask for the Maryland crabs at any of the small restaurants, they are very worth your while.
Go to the Naval Academy and ask to see the Nuclear Wessels.
There are lots of nice places that you can walk right into downtown in Annapolis. There’s a deli just down the hill from the Capitol where all of the political bigwigs go. Pictures on the wall and all that, if you are interested in politico-tourism. I’ll try and hunt down the name of it.
I don’t know how upscale you plan to be, but Buddy’s Crabs and Ribs is just up the street from the main harbor landing, has a good buffet (so I’m told, I don’t know first hand because I usually eat the), good entrees. It’s a nice beer and crabs joint, and I usually try and stop there whenever I get a chance.
Also, screw the schooners. I would advise taking a Skipjack tour of the bay. Skipjacks are oyster boats and you’ll get a lot of history (from before Maryland got so uppity being near DC). For general nautical advice, you should go by The Eastport Yacht Club. They will probably have the best advice with respect to on-the-water tourism.
Otherwise, the main benefit of being in Annapolis is being 45 minutes from B’more and 20-120 minutes to DC (depending on time of day, phase of the moon, retarded DC drivers).
Also, screw the schooners.
are the Schoonies coed, too?
Karol, in addition to the Naval Academy, go right across the street and walk around the grounds of my alma mater, St. John’s College! The liberal arts kids will treat you nice, promise!
Oh, if you go down to the city docks, you’ll find a plaque marking the spot of Kunta Kinte’s (as in “Roots”) arrival as a slave in Annapolis.
Anyway, have a great time down there!