Saturday, July 30, 2011

Crystal goes to the Capital and sees the Capitol

Summer is drawing rapidly to it's inevitable end, so I thought we should make an effort to show Crystal a little more of Maryland before it's too late! Yesterday she and I went to Annapolis, the state capital. It is such a nice city, and always fun to see. I saw the inside of both St. Anne's church, as well as the Naval Academy chapel this time, both of which have been closed on my prior visits! The capitol dome was shrouded and scaffolded, making us realize that it's Crystal's fault that castles and churches across Europe cover themselves up when they see the Bush family coming!

One of my favorite buildings is Bancroft Hall, where the naval academy midshipmen live. It's the most beautiful dorm I've ever seen!
We finished up with a visit to the Hammond-Harwood house, built in 1774. There are so many old, colonial houses in Annapolis. It could take us years to see them all!  It is a lovely home and reminded me a lot of our new home in Sykesville!


  1. That is one beautiful dorm. Being smart and willing to serve your country has it's rewards. Did you get to see Congress debate the debt ceiling while you were there. Maybe future construction activies should be delayed until the nations debt was undercontrol, versus, not paying Social Security or Medicare.

  2. Great spelling exercise with the capital and capitol thing. Was it hot?