Earlier this summer, Billy and I decided to spend an afternoon in Annapolis. We started the day at Brown Mustache Coffee to grab some coffee and scones. The front of the shop is actually Old Fox Books and the literary theme carries out onto the most whimsical patio. I didn’t last long outside that day though because it felt like the hottest and most humid day of the summer!
Afterwards, we headed to the US Naval Academy because what kind of Navy family would we be if we didn’t pay a visit to the Academy while living so close by! We went on the guided walking tour which included commentary about both Naval history and life as a midshipman at the Academy. There were various stops including the Yard, Bancroft Hall, Memorial Hall, Main Chapel, and the Crypt. The Crypt is the final resting place of John Paul Jones, who was a naval commander in the American Revolutionary War and said to be the “Father of the American Navy.”
Towards the end of the tour, the storm clouds rolled in quickly and we barely escaped getting completely drenched. To wait it out, we ducked into the Iron Rooster for some food. The Iron Rooster serves breakfast all day and is just steps from the harbor. My favorite thing that we ordered though was the fried green tomatoes. So good!
By the time we finished eating, it was sunny again. It kind of reminded me of living in Florida, except the rain here actually cools things down a little bit instead of making it even muggier. We ended our day by doing some people watching and sailboat watching. Besides being the capital of Maryland, Annapolis is also nicknamed “America’s Sailing Capital”. I guess we’ll have to return for another afternoon in the fall or spring to go sailing!