Monday, June 18, 2007

A Saturday Ride to Chesapeake City....



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My husband works at home all week long. As a result, he gets the equivalent of "cabin fever" and he likes to take little rides on the weekend. So this weekend we were off to Chesapeake City, Maryland ~~ one of our favorite little haunts. The drive from our house, door to door, is a little over an hour and 1/2.



Chesapeake City is an old "canal town" and has plenty of charm, a few places to eat or get ice cream, there are lots of quaint little shops and B&Bs. It also has a marina, and one of our favorite restaurants, The Bayard House.



We sat outside at a table overlooking the canal and enjoyed our dinner and the view.









Later we walked around the park alongside the marina, and I went shopping. The stores stayed open late...I got lucky.


I found a hummingbird feeder that is very similar to Mary's.


Outside the shop, I spotted this pretty flower arrangement and it inspired me.


Then when I got home, I planted this pot with flowers of similar colors.......


All in all, it was a nice, relaxing day.

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10 comments:

Mary Carlson said...

It looks like you had a beautiful day with perfect temperatures, and really enjoyed your trip. Beautiful hummingbird feeder - have the hummingbirds taken a drink from it yet?

Mary said...

Chesapeake City is one of my favorite places. I always liked the Bayard House. I remember being at the top of the bridge and looking down at the quaint little houses. It looked like a postcard village. Maybe one day I'll cross the canal again.

Hope you have a lot of visitors at that pretty feeder!

Susie said...

Lovely tour of Chesapeake City! Looks like a charming place. Your new feeder does look very much like Mary's. Hope the birds love it!
xo

KGMom said...

Hurray for happy purchases and flower inspirations. Great color combo--I might just have to copy it myself.

Ruth Welter said...

Dorothy, these photos are just beautiful. Makes me feel like I was there myself.

LauraHinNJ said...

Sounds nice and like a good antidote to cabin-fever!

beth said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip - I want to go!

Mary said...

Dorothy...wake up :o)

nina said...

I've tagged you for the Eight Random Facts meme (unless you'd rather not, that's ok, too) http://natureremains.blogspot.com/2007/07/eight-random-things.html

Mary C said...

Looks like you've been tagged twice! I just tagged you as well as Nina. Sorry about the duplicate tagging!