Saturday, September 12, 2015

Jim's Visit #3: Touring Annapolis, Maryland!

Jim with Max, Dolly, Tyler and Franklin
This is the third and last blog about our friend Jim's brief visit in August. In this blog you'll see some of the places we showed him on our walk around historic Annapolis, the capital city of Maryland.

Our kids loved Jim - (who is both a dog and a cat person), so they enjoyed hanging out with him!

ABOUT ANNAPOLIS - Annapolis is situated on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River, 25 miles (40 km) south of Baltimore and about 30 miles (50 km) east of Washington, DC. 
Jim enjoying the docks

DID YOU KNOW? - The city served as the seat of the Continental Congress in 1783–84 and was the site of the 1786 Annapolis Convention (which called for the Constitutional Convention held the following year) and the Annapolis Peace Conference, held in 2007. Annapolis is also the home of the United States Naval Academy and the original campus of St. John's College.

Historic Shiplap House

 The house is named for the random-width flush siding/wooden boards (called shiplap) on the rear facade and the north-east ell. The building now serves as the administrative offices of Historic Annapolis." There is a small formal garden to the right of the house and a small parking area to the left side. The house itself is painted a barn red color and the widths of the boards used in its siding is amazingly wide. Definitely made from very old, mature trees from the area in the early 1700s.

Historic House with a ghost out front

We enjoyed the docks


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next