We got back late Sunday, and had to take advantage of the great weather yesterday to do some much needed yard work. I couldn't post here while my dear husband was breaking his back outside.
We had a wonderful time putting names to faces. The crabcakes weren't bad, either! Thanks Signman for all your hard work. Also, thanks to CheezeWit and Jane Dough for the Berger cookies. Wow, they were great. Also the coffee cakes. My door prize was Eclipse coffee syrup from Rhode Island, thanks, wanderingjew. Also, a bottle of Boordy Vineyards Coastal Cuvee from, ?? We will open it this summer over some lobster. I can't wait.
I was asked what crab cake I preferred, Cantler's or G.and M. Well. G and M has a much better parking lot. Cantler's wouldn't have held us all. Cantler's is very hard to find, and is barn-like with no separate rooms, except the outdoor deck, which wouldn't have held us all. But, the crab cakes are darn good. Not that I didn't love, LOVE, the crab cakes at G and M. I think that G and M was the place for us. And the service was excellent. And the cost of beer!!!!
We never see it that cheap up here in Ct.
Seafarer John gave us a great recommendation of Anglers in Kent Narrows, Md. (Just outside of Annapolis). We had stayed at the Holiday Inn Express there last fall, and used coupons again that you can get in the books at rest areas. For 59 dollars, we had a beautiful room overlooking the bay. We watched two geese, one on a nest, and one swimming around providing distraction away from the nest. Back to Anglers, it was just around the corner from our hotel, and we ended up going there 3 times. Later we found out that Seafarer John was at the other hotel on Kent Narrows, and we could have had dinner with them, had we known. In fact, we probably just missed each other. There are several good restaurants that we both visited in the area.
I enjoyed sitting next to OC dreamer. It is amazing what all we have in common besides good road food.
My husband Keith left drool marks on I 95's car in the lot. He is a real car nut. By the way, this trip was also our celebration of our 35th wedding anniversary.
We were watching television last night, and saw Ort on there. It was on A and E, a crime story about Athens, Ga. He was being interviewed, and listed as a beer afficionado. (sp?)
Well, we had a great time. I will enjoy reading this even more, now that I know you all.