Saturday, April 4, 2015

Mini Spring Break Escape

With rain and gusty winds in the forecast we decided to check some more things off our "local fun" list while we're off for spring break.

Friday fun--the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland.  We've been before, but not since they completed the new Blacktip Reef feature.  It's awesome!  The place was pretty crowded, but we still had a great time.  We left early in the evening and headed further north!

Saturday adventure--Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!  After spending the night near the Philly airport we headed into the city--a first visit for everyone!  We toured on foot, sticking mostly to the sites of the Independence National Historic Park--Independence Hall, Congress Hall, Christ Church burial ground, Franklin Court, Liberty Bell, and Betsy Ross's house.  It was awesome!  And I now know why capital letters are called "upper case!"  

We hit all of our "must" sites before 5 p.m. and are on our way home from a great mini trip!  

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Back on the water

After 3 painful months of real winter, we finally escaped the marina yesterday!  First we had to say farewell to our dear neighbors who are heading south.  They found that the channel dredging wasn't quite what we all thought, so we waited a few hours before heading out.  On the Bay we enjoyed five hours of sweet, full-sail sailing before we completely lost the wind.  We anchored up the Little Choptank and enjoyed a spectacular sunset.

Today the wind is blowing from the south, kicking up whitecaps and rolling us a bit as we head downwind back to the marina.  It's pretty cold on the water!  The forecast for the rest of the week isn't favorable for a spring break on the water, so we are coming up with some other plans.  For now we are just happy to have made it out for a night.