We just can’t get enough of Annapolis this time of year! It’s so beautiful, we have such great friends who open their gorgeous homes, and every visit to USNA makes you feel like you’re part of this amazing club. Not to mention, the city is full of history outside of the Academy walls. We went up to visit Greg’s sponsor family, Dave and Sue, who are maybe the nicest, most welcoming couple you will ever meet. Their Springer Spaniel, Tina, was a great host to Myles too!
These two were elated, trust me.
We were able to attend the final Plebe parade of the summer. I’m so glad we were able to experience it!
We ran into family friend, Shelley who will be doing big things on the football field this fall. Can’t wait for football season!
Oh, I happened to stumble into Hobo’s flagship store where I snagged a lovely clutch for 60% off. Boom.
Two weeks ago, we were fortunate enough to be part of Wisdom Oak Winery‘s (W.O.W.) first Winemaker’s Dinner. From beginning to end, it was an experience that satisfied both the visual and physical appetite! Each course was prepped by the head chef, Dean Maupin from C & O Restaurant and paired with a wine from the vineyard. If you know me, you know that I have a Charlottesville bucket list and visiting the winery has been on my list before the list even existed!
When I came upon the Facebook post about the dinner, I purchased tickets without hesitation. I can’t begin to describe how amazing everything was so I’ll let the pictures do the talking!
All above photos are courtesy of Wisdom Oak Winery Facebook page
Below, are the pictures I captured with my iPhone. I brought my dslr but I decided to leave it in the car.
Greg and I with gracious hosts, Jerry and Melanie of W.O.W. Such fun and welcoming folks!
If you’re wanting to visit W.O.W., they are running a great deal on a wine tour for two or four people on Amazon. Check it out, only a few hours left!
Greg and I went to Annapolis to visit his mentor and her family and attend their vow renewal ceremony. While there, we walked around the Academy grounds and visited the World War II memorial for those who gave their lives from Maryland.
We went Belmont a few weeks ago just to poke around and uncovered the most quaint (and delicious) little BBQ spot, Belmont BBQ. We ate a rack of ribs and ordered the ‘Slop Bucket’…Interesting name but it was amazing layer upon layer of Southern goodness.
I’m beginning to find it more fun to just leave the house and wonder, something I never did prior to moving here. Here are a few shots. Enjoy!
The mama and baby birds who camped out in the nook of our porch for the summer. Freeloaders.