I have no doubt spring will return soon, but right now, we are enjoying beautiful summer weather in southern Maryland. The warm temperatures kicked off this weekend on Saturday, just in time for the annual Maritime Festival at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons. Not only did we have Mom and Dad here for the adventure this year (they’re about to celebrate one year in Maryland!), K was down from NY for the weekend, and Nellie and Guy’s best buddies joined for the fun.
Hanging out by the otters. There was lots of hanging, less of the otters. Apparently they were taking a lunch break, though they were the only ones, since the festival food vendor failed to show this year.
Nell’s annual pose with her boat in front of the lighthouse. (By the way, this is a good time to mention that my pictures loaded backwards tonight. So, this is the end of the boat process, and we’re going to go very slowly backwards in time…)
Mom and Dad, G, and Nell and her best buddy took a long boat ride on a historic crab scrape, an old wooden boat used to fish for crabs, fish, oysters, and more.
After getting historical ship tattoos (why not, right?), the kids climbed up to the top of the lighthouse to see what life as a lighthouse keeper is like. Finally, we ended up in the historic toy ship out front of the museum that the kids can climb on. Nell and her buddy claimed the cabin for themselves. “No babies allowed,” they announced — sorry Guy. After the festival, we all went back to Mom and Dad’s house for a BBQ and to relax. We even got some rounds on the kayaks. Here’s a parting shot of the boys headed out on the lake.
Outdoor season is finally upon us in southern Maryland!