Ah, the empty nest..

Not really empty, at least not yet.  This evening nobody is home except for my DW and I. DS1 went to work Saturday morning saying that he was not coming home Saturday night. He went to Allentown to visit his girl friend. He has not been home today. His phone must be dead since he does not answer calls or texts. DS2 is at work today until 9 pm. DS3 is working until close. This means 10 pm plus clean up the store. He should be home by 11 pm. He did make it home alive Friday night and I still have some teeth left from grinding them that night.

Us, the happy couple. We had a date weekend. I took my date to Annapolis to see a professional lacrosse game. It is a good thing she likes lacrosse. We left Saturday morning and were in Annapolis by noon time. We had a room booked at the Taylor House, a bed and breakfast in Annapolis. We stopped by the house, got our key and got changed into bathing suits. The owner directed us to the local state park called Quiet Waters State Park. Here we rented kayaks for a couple of hours. We kayaked on Harness Creek. In this video, we are in one of the secluded coves off Harness Creek. The kayaking was easy, there was not much boat traffic or wind to disturb the water.

After our boating adventure we returned to the bed and breakfast and got showered and cleaned up. We met some friends at the Boatyard Bar and Grill for dinner. They had dessert since they had already eaten dinner. My DW and I had crab cakes. I had a sandwich, she had the dinner without the bread. The crab cakes were very good. I also had Malpeque oysters as an appetizer. There were delicious. After dinner we drove over to the Navy – Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, in the rain, for the game.

We did not have tickets so as we walked under our umbrellas towards the ticket window I ask a guy if he had tickets to sell. He said here, take these two, I’m going home. And, the tickets included two VIP tent passes!. I was excited,these ticket would cost you 50 dollars each. I looked at the ticket and they were singles, one here and one there. Since there were four of us, I decided to just buy tickets so we could all sit together.  When we got in the stadium the game was under a lightning delay. We made our way towards the VIP tent to see what these passes would get us. The husband and I went into the tent with the passes and saw the food and open bar. We each got a beer. I went back for the ladies. My DW used one of the passes and came back in with me. Then I went back out and brought the other wife in with me using the passes. We hung out, had free beer and soft drinks untill the game was ready to start. Our seats were under the overhang so we did not get wet.

The home team lost. We enjoyed the game. After the game the other couple drove south to their home near Washington, DC. We went back to the Boatyard for drinks. I had another half-dozen oysters and some rum. It was an enjoyable way to end our date night. The bed and breakfast only had one room left when we booked. This room had two single beds. We slept in separate beds in the same room for maybe the first time in our lives. I did not like it.  One night, you can do most anything.  Next time we will make sure we get a room with a queen or king sized bed.

Sunday we had our continental breakfast and then headed home. On the way we stopped at the farmer’s market downtown in Annapolis. We purchased Cream Line Chocolate milk for the children. This milk has been pasteurized, not homogenized. The milk is very creamy and tastes like a milkshake out of the bottle. We also bought some crab meat and some crab dip. The ride up 95 was not to bad.  No real traffic jams.

Tonight for dinner we had filet mignon with fresh crabmeat on top. This was covered in a Hollandaise Sauce. We had mashed potatoes with crab chirps mixed in and a salad. Now, it’s quiet.  She is reading a book and I am typing..

Tonight’s pictures from the weekend. Enjoy!