Monthly Archives: July 2012

Fire Towers and Fun

We just got back from a week at the beach–a vacation from our vacation if you will.  There were no must-see sights, no schedule, just the chance for a little sea, surf and sun.   Rehobeth Beach, Delaware is a great … Continue reading

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New Country, New Foods

Travelling and food are intrinsically linked for me.  When I think of different countries I often associated them with certain foods, smell and tastes.  Here are a few of our discoveries this summer: Snowballs: It’s been unbelievably hot here.  The … Continue reading

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Annapolis

Annapolis looks like it would be a great place to live.  You’re right on the water, the historic center beckons with restaurants, cafes, boutiques and bars and not far from bigger cities like Baltimore and Washington, DC.  Maryland’s capital is a mix of politicians, students, Navy … Continue reading

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Ladew Gardens

You know you’ve picked a good place to visit when you’re children go from telling you they wanted to stay at home to squealing in delight and running to meet the dogs!  Well, almost dogs–topiary canines!  Welcome to Ladew Gardens, one of … Continue reading

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Hampton National Historic Site

Hampton House was once the largest home in the United States.  Today it’s a National Historic Site and a monument to a way of life whose time has passed.  Seven generations of the Ridgely family lived here from 1745 to 1948.  “Ridgely’s … Continue reading

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Gettysburg National Military Park

The Battle of Gettysburg, 1-3 July 1863, is considered one of the major turning points of the war and the highpoint of the Confederacy.  The bloodiest battle ever fought in North America saw Robert E Lee and George Meade’s men fight and … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July!

Lest you think that we’ve been subjecting Laura and Elise to a week’s worth of historic sites, houses, cemeteries and battlefields without any respite, rest assured that we’ve been giving the girls ‘kiddie time’ too.  This morning we took them to … Continue reading

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