Maryland Monday!

We had family and friends visiting from out of town last week, so we brought them to the Inner Harbor. It's always a good, easy spot to bring new tourists. Especially on a hot day!

Looking up through the rigging on the tall Ship, The Constellation

There are so many gadgets and dials and tubes on the submarine, the Torsk

Looking towards the National Aquarium

Federal Hill

Paddle Boats in front of the Baltimore World Trade Center

Weekend on Wednesday


Dew Tour (Ocean City)
This event is a professional action sports tour involving BMX, skateboarding and surfing. 100 of the world's best athletes will compete for prize money, trophies and a Dew Tour title.

Orioles vs. Rays (Baltimore)
The Baltimore Orioles take on the Tampa Bay Rays.

Bel Cantanti Opera Summer Festival: Ravel's "L'Efant et les Sortileges" (Silver Spring)
To be a child for a moment, to see the magical world through the child's eyes - this is what Ravel wanted us to experience in his fairy tale, a lyrical phantasy in two parts L'Enfant et les Sortileges (The Child and the Magic Spells). This is a story about a naughty child, who is being panished for his bad behavior, but taught compassion and forgiveness by the ordinary things, magically coming to life: an armchair, a grandfather clock, a teapot, wallpaper, a math book, squirrel, black and white cats and others. The opera ends with Child's words:" Mama, Mama!". Not to miss!  In costume with English surtitles

Columbia Festival of the Arts (Columbia)
An annual celebration of the arts that builds community through shared participation and celebration.

Paint Annapolis 2014 (Annapolis)
It's a new face on an established event! In its 12th year, Paint Annapolis is a 4-day juried plein air painting competition that draws artists and art enthusiasts from across the country. Paint Annapolis is a four-day plein air painting competition held June 23-29, 2014.

Heritage Days (Germantown)
Visit historic sites along the C&O Canal, discover African American history in Sandy Spring, or learn about railroad history in Gaithersburg & Silver Spring - and lots more! Programs for all ages, many with children's activities. Spend the weekend exploring Montgomery County!

Brigade of the American Revolution Firelock Match (Big Pool)
Join the Brigade of the American Revolution as they compete in marksmanship with 18th century reproduction weapons. Call the Park for Hours. Park entrance fees apply.

JUNE 27th:

Move Live On Tour (Baltimore)
Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will star in their own all-new dance production, MOVE LIVE ON TOUR, onstage across North America beginning May 28 through July, 2014.  MOVE LIVE ON TOUR will be a complete stage production, with sets, costumes and a cast of talented dancers, with the Houghs headlining in solo, duet and group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in-between.

Inaugural Merritt Athletic Club's Zumbathon for ALS (Baltimore)
The Brigance Brigade Foundation, an organization that supports ALS patients and their families created by former NFL player O.J. Brigance and his wife Chanda, today announced that the organization is teaming up with Merritt Athletic Clubs and Augie’s Quest to host the inaugural Zumbathon for ALS.

Jazz Ambassadors of the US Army Field Band (Baltimore)
The Army's official touring big band, this 19-member jazz ensemble has received widespread acclaim at home and abroad, earning the Jazz Ambassadors the title America's Big Band. NO TICKETS REQUIRED For information, please call 301-677-6586

Traveling Bands (Columbia)
Grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family, have a picnic and enjoy the sounds of summer! Refreshments available for sale. This week features Soul Island Rebels playing electric blues funk.

Griffin Theatre Company: Letters Home (Columbia)
Presented by the Columbia Festival of the Arts in Partnership with Howard Community College. The Chicago theatre company’s performance presents a powerful portrait of the soldier experience. It puts the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq front and center, without politicizing, by bringing to life excerpts from actual letters written by and to soldiers serving in the Middle East. This is especially timely with the President’s promise to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan this year. Post-performance meet and greet with the actors. Tickets: $20 – $35

JUNE 28th:

Duck Derby, 3rd Annual (Federalsburg)
3rd Annual Duck Derby, 2:30 Gospel Concert, 3:00 - CARDBOARD Boat Races, 4:45 - Little Miss/Mr Duckling Pagent, 5:00 (estimated time) - DUCK LAUNCH, 6:00 - Showcase of TALENT

Diana Ross (Baltimore)
Her beauty and fashion icon status have put her on the covers of hundreds of magazines. Ms. Ross has sold over 100 million records and recorded 18 Number One hits across several decades. Her voice is unmistakable and unparalleled, and she’s been the inspiration for countless artists throughout the world

Color Vibe 5K (Elkton)
Be blasted at every color station through this awesome 5K run. Sign up fast because spots are filling quickly & we have a limited number of shirts. So join us for the Color Vibe 5K run in Elkton and get ready to be tagged with color!

Local Tradition (Sandy Spring)
The exhibit features highlights of a series of recorded interviews, photos, and artifacts. The festival includes musical performances, foodways, and storytelling panels.

Mess Fest (Baltimore)
Put on some old clothes and join us for a day of mega-messy, ooey-gooey and slimy science activities. Craft your own slime at our slime bar, use a power drill to create a work of art, experiment with oobleck and much more! The festivities continue outside with over the top demonstrations!

JUNE 29th:

Turtles, Terrapins, and Tortoises (Owings Mills)
Come get an up close encounter with Irvine’s resident turtles. Learn facts, ask questions and see what it’s like to live a slow, long life. All ages.

Why We Should Have Hope (Kensington)
Representative Chris Stewart will help celebrate our country's birthday by sharing his thoughts on "Why We Should Have Hope". This is a great activity for friends and neighbors.

Weekend on Wednesdays

This Weekend:

AFI Silverdocs Film Festival (Silver Spring)

The film festival circuit is a busy one, but AFI's Silverdocs festival has established itself as the leader of the pack. AFI DOCS is a 5-day international documentary film festival that takes place at landmark venues in Washington, DC and the world-class AFI Silver Theatre, the independent film hub of the metropolitan region. With the presence of artists, audience members and political leaders, AFI DOCS shines a bright light on documentary film and harnesses the power of this important art form and its potential to inspire change.
The festival is the only one of its kind to connect audiences and documentary filmmakers to policy leaders in the seat of our nation's government.

Come see the Giant Fry Pan! Arts & Crafts, Carnival, Agricultural & Business Expo, Children's activities & Entertainment, Educational Poultry Displays, Classic Car Show, Lots of food, Musical Entertainment, Baby Chicks, Chicken Capers (Fun & Games) and much more! VENDORS NEEDED, call for more

Tall Ship Invasion (Solomons)
Step aboard four tall ships to learn about 19th century seafaring. Free tours are available on Saturday, June 21, 9 to 11 a.m. Get your sea legs and sign on for public sails offered Thursday through Sunday.

An annual celebration of the arts that builds community through shared participation and celebration.

Orioles vs. Rangers (Baltimore)
Baltimore Orioles vs. The Texas Rangers.

Hydroplanes & skiffs at speeds over 100mph. Two days of family sun.

As the largest cultural festival on the East Coast, Baltimore has welcomed over 350,000 attendees annually. Our attendees experience Wellness, Beauty, and Technology while enjoying the sultry sounds of national recording artist and emerging talent. Featuring Brandy, Mint Condition and more.

War of 1812 event commemorating Maryland's largest naval engagement.

June 20th 

Bring a blanket and join us for a free family fun evening under the stars! 

More than 100 original plein-air (open air) paintings of Frederick County by 30 international, juried artists will be exhibited, judged and sold to the public.

Tales and Tails! (Owings Mills)
Join Irvine for a few animal stories followed by an animal meet & greet! We have this award-winning program every Friday. Get an up-close and hands-on experience with Irvine's animals. All ages. No need to register--just show up! Get here early to get the best seats, since this program often has quite a crowd. Named Best Story Time in Maryland! FREE!

Join us on the eve of the longest day and shortest night of the year as we review timekeeping and the nature of the regular cycles of darkness and light in Benjamin Banneker’s day and in our lives today. Stephen Bilanow, navigation specialist and amateur astronomer, will give an illustrated talk about the equation of time, sunrise and sunset calculations in Benjamin’s almanacs and timekeeping in our modern era. We will also review how people’s experience of nighttime and the night sky has changed since Banneker’s lifetime. Following the talk, visitors will have an opportunity to mingle with friends and other museum guests while enjoying cool and refreshing summer drinks. Guests are welcome to stay after sunset and, weather permitting, enjoy the night sky with views of the Moon, Mars and Saturn through a telescope. A donation is suggested. Seating is limited, reservations are required.

June 21st:

The best crab feast ever with brews, music and more.

Full fledged rodeo, bull riding, and barrel racing. Bleacher seating so bring a blanket to sit in comfort. Fun for the entire family!

Country Fairs (Westminster)
Country Fairs sprang up all around the county in the 1800s. Competitions such as, “who has the biggest vegetable, who made the nicest dessert, or catch the greased pig and get to take it home!” were standard events. Join us and have your child enjoy the fun of a country fair!

The Fashion Awards of MD is about inspiring others, and being inspired. We are looking to highlight not only the industry’s best, but also the emerging talent who are the future of fashion.

$10 wine tasting for 12 tickets including glass. Wineries include Detour Vineyard & Winery, Far Eastern Shore, Galloping Goose Vineyards and Serpent Ridge Vineyard. Festival includes unique arts and artisans, jazz music, amazing food vendors and children's activities.

Celebrate the first day of summer in beautiful Mt Airy Maryland surrounded by our beautiful horses. HorseNet Horse Rescue is 100% VOLUNTEER run and certified 501(c)3 non-profit. This festival is to promote awareness and raise money for the care of our horses. FREE Admission!

Follow in the footsteps of the many famous authors, poets, and editors who sojourned in Baltimore’s cultural hub. Registration is required for this free tour. Register at

This all volunteer group is composed of LDS instrumentalists in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area. The members of the orchestra give freely of their time and talents for our enjoyment.

Based on the classic folktale by Hans Christian Anderson, this story challenges the imagination and questions our perception of leadership and truth, through the eyes of a child. The comedy escalates through outrageous performances, audience participation, original music, and lively dancing.

The Howard County Genealogical Society will be hosting a free help desk on the third Saturday of every month at our Archive and Research Library located on the second floor of the Miller Branch Library. This help desk is open to genealogical research in all areas of the United States, Europe and other countries. Anyone interested in genealogical research is invited to stop by and have experienced genealogists help you to “break down the brick wall” or get started on your family history.

June 22nd:

The Transversse Myelitis Association is trying to raise awareness and funds for research into better treatments for children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis and other rare, neuro-immune diseases. These diseases cause life changing conditions from paralysis to blindness.

Presented by the Columbia Festival of the Arts. Enjoy this free event with family and friends as you watch talented international hair sculptors and special effects movie makeup artists work on models wearing Sculpture on the Human Form themed creations representing Organics, Robotics, Time and Motion. Free

Dogtopia will host its 10th Annual Charity Dog Wash to benefit Paws With A Cause veteran’s initiative. All 29 stores, including Clarksville’s very own, will participate in the nationwide event to raise money for Paws With A Cause veteran programs for training and matching assistance dogs with veterans — enhancing their quality of life, helping with healing/recovery and often providing a new outlook on life.
Howard County dog owners are invited to bring their dog(s) in for a bath given by Dogtopia’s trained team members and volunteers. The event will feature give-aways and refreshments for the whole family. A $15 per dog wash donation is requested. Dogtopia has set out to raise $35,000 for assistance dogs helping veterans across the United States. Log on to to learn more. To donate, text Dogtopia to 50155 or go to

Weekends on Wednesday

This Weekend:

27th Antique and Classic Boat Festival (St. Michaels)
More than 100 wooden classics and vintage boats will be on land and in the water for this ACBS-judged boat show, including a selection of Chris Craft, Owens, Century, Donzi, Glaspar, Whirlwind, Shepherd, Trumpy, Lyman, and more. Boats range from runabouts to yachts, including race boats, work boats, launches, hydroplanes, and utilities.

2014 Shenandoah Riverside Festival (Brunswick)
Larry Keel Experience, Yarn, Kelly Bell Band, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Dale and the ZDubs, Midnight Spaghetti and the Chocolate G-Strings and many more. River and Trail Outfitters will be there renting Tubes, Canoes and Kayaks!!! Kids Activities Food and Craft Vendors Beer Garden $55wknd

Maryland Wine Week (Timonium)
You like good things. Good food. Good company. Good wine… Maryland Wine Week is our chance to support the businesses that produce and pour local wine and spread the word about the great fermentations happening in Maryland. You like good things. Good food. Good company. Good wine… Maryland Wine Week is our chance to support the businesses that produce and pour local wine.

Columbia Festival of the Arts (Columbia)
An annual celebration of the arts that builds community through shared participation and celebration.

Orioles vs. Blue Jays (Baltimore)
The Baltimore Orioles take on the Toronto Blue Jays.

HonFest (Baltimore)
HonFest is a local tradition. The Bawlmer term of endearment, Hon, short for Honey, embodies the warmth and affection bestowed upon our neighbors and visitors alike by historic working-women of Baltimore. HonFest is an annual celebration in honor of these women.

Colonial Market Fair (Catonsville)
Discover the life and times of Benjamin Banneker at the annual Colonial Market Fair! Retrace the footsteps of Benjamin Banneker and let local historical re-enactors, tradesmen, and craftsmen astound you with exhibitions that will keep family members of all ages entertained.

Washington National Opera: American Opera Initiative: An American Soldier (DC)
The world premiere of Huang Ruo's opera 2011 death of Chinese-American Army Pvt. Danny Chen. Based on a true story, the work focuses on the circumstances surrounding his death, including racism in the military and the courts-martial that were issued to his fellow soldiers. At the Terrace Theater. 

DC Shorts Laughs (DC)

A selection of comedy films paired with live performances by comedians from the local FunniestFeds competition. At the Burke Theater.

June 13th:

Shenandoah Run (Annapolis)
Shenandoah Run blends vintage and contemporary folk music in a manner that appeals to all listeners. They present the songs and sounds of American folk music, with an occasional infusion of songs from other lands and from the worlds of country and bluegrass.

Friends Night Out (Columbia)
Friends Night Out offers an opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine while learning to turn a plain white silk fan into an original work of art or create an exquisite Ikebana live floral arrangement.
Friends Night Out takes place during the Columbia Festival of the Arts FREE Weekend on the Lakefront, a weekend-long event on the lakefront in Columbia Town Center.

June 14th:

Deer Creek Fiddlers Convention (Westminster)
Oldtime, Bluegrass & Celtic Music, Clog Dancing, Crafts, Food, Shade Tree Pickin'

Ocean City Air Show (Ocean City)
The 2014 OC Air Show will feature some of the nations top military and civilian performers including military jet demos, aerobatic performers, formation flight teams and parachute teams. The U.S. military will return to the skies over Ocean City, Maryland in 2014 as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds return to headline the OC Air Show! 

4th Annual Folklife Festival (Baltimore)
Maryland’s premier celebration of traditional arts returns The Arts Council presents the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival, a free celebration for all ages with music stages featuring jazz, doo-wop, West African dance and drum, gospel, and Irish, plus art making with the masters, headliner Lafayette Gilchrist and the New Volcanoes--and more!

Carroll County Pet Expo (Westminster)
Pet Expo Exhibitors with pet products & services, live demonstrations, seminars, pet photos, and more! Leashed pets welcome.

Juneteenth (Upper Marlboro)
Family observance celebrating African-American Emancipation Day. Festivities include music, children's events, educational exhibits, speakers and genealogical workshops. Bring the entire family.

Evening Paddle (North East)
Enjoy an evening paddle on the serene waters of the North East River. Discover the wonders that abound on the water as the sun sets. Meet on the North East Beach. $20 per canoe, $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak bring it along for just $5 per person. Space is limited, so call today.

Barnstormers Tour (Frederick)
This popular annual self guided tour calls attention to these beautiful old structures and their importance to our agricultural heritage. Artists will paint at the barns on the day of the tour and an evening exhibit and sale will feature the paintings created that same day.

Bands in the Sand (Annapolis)
A fun-filled evening on the beach with friends, great live music, cool drinks, and mouth-watering grilled fare. Proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Let's Eat Charles Street (Baltimore)
The Historic Charles Street Association hosts a street festival on the 300 block of Charles St. It includes restaurants of Charles Street showcasing their cuisine, live music, community booths, activities for children and retail and craft vendors. 

River Fest 2014 (Shady Side)
River Fest 2014 is a new eco/heritage event where visitors from throughout the region can benefit from an authentic experience of the ecology, heritage and beauty of Southern Anne Arundel County with an afternoon of live bluegrass, folk and gospel music a fresh Chesapeake Bay seafood.

Mormon Choir of D.C. (Kensington)
In this summer concert we will be treated to favorite pops"," patriotic and Disney selections from this popular group. they often perform at the Visitor's Center and other locations in the Metropolitan area.

Model Yacht Races (Columbia)
Model Yacht Races will take place on Lake Kittamanqundi. All model sailboat enthusiasts are invited to race their yachts against those from the Maryland Model Yacht Club. Winner takes bragging rights!
These races take place during the Columbia Festival of the Arts FREE Weekend on the Lakefront, a weekend-long event on the lakefront in Columbia Town Center.

Alison Krauss & Union Station w/ Willie Nelson (Columbia)
Alison Krauss & Union Station w/ Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves Pavilion $75.00/$55.00 • Lawn $45.00 Tickets on sale Friday, February 28 at 10:00AM

Music at the Museum Concert Series--John Emil (Ellicott City)
John Emil, an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist, and a master of slide guitar, has delivered show-stopping performances at major music festivals like the Lake Occonee Music Fest, the Florida and South Florida Folk Festivals, the Decatur Blues and Bluegrass Festival, the 2012 Bangor On Dee Blues Festival in the UK and the 2012 Zoetemeer Blues Festival in the Netherlands. He will be performing in the Howard County Historical Society Museum. Refreshments will be served and we welcome visitors to bring their own bottle of wine to enjoy the evening of the concert. Tickets are $15

Family Day: Marine Corps Animals (DC)
Guests learn about the role animals play in the Marine Corps and can make a craft to take home. National Museum of the Marine Corps

June 15th:

GBMC Fathers's Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk (Baltimore)
The 26th Annual Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) Father’s Day 5K, hosted by the GBMC Foundation and presented by the GBMC Volunteer Auxiliary, will consist of a 5K run (3.1 miles) and one-mile fun walk to benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at GBMC. In 25 years, the Father’s Day 5

Maryland Monday

One of the perks of living in Columbia is the walking paths. We can enjoy nearly 100 miles of walking paths throughout the neighborhoods (villages) in Columbia.

Here is a link to more information about the walking paths.
There is even a link on this page to a Pathways APP!

Here is a link to a map of the walking paths. 

Weekends on Wednesday


This Weekend:

Capital Jazz Fest (Columbia)
A showcase of live contemporary jazz music in America.

Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival (National Harbor)
The name speaks for itself. Lots of beer, bourbon and BBQ. This year is sure to please with even more of what you love.

Rock Hall's Rockfish Tournament (Rock Hall)
Fish One, Two or All Three Days. There are daily cash prizes for 1st - 6th places and one overall combined 3 day weight for $1000!!!

Orioles vs. Athletics (Baltimore)
Baltimore Orioles vs. The Oakland Athletics

CMATC Gas Engine, Tractor and Truck Show (Frederick)
Admission is FREE, food will be available breakfast, lunch and supper, Homemade Ice Cream made by a Gas Engine, and there are plenty of family friendly activities-Wagon Rides, Barrel Train Rides, Combine Slide, Shingle Mill, Gas Engine Displays, Tractor and Truck Displays, Flea Markets and Crafts.

The National Music Festival at Washington College (Chestertown)
World-class mentors and gifted apprentice musicians, present more than 35 concerts and more than 200 free open rehearsals.

Sister Act (Baltimore)
SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent!

Frederick Festival of the Arts, 21st Annual (Frederick)
105 regional artists display and sell their work in this juried two-day festival. Live music and food.

American Indian Festival and Pow Wow (Waldorf)
Native American singing, music and dancing, arts & crafts, finger weaving presentation, food and refreshments, healthy cooking demo's (using traditional Native American foods), pony rides, face painting and kids corner.

Dinosauria Experience (Boyds)
A Whole Day of Dinosaur Fun including: -Moving Dragons -HUGE playground of inflatable amusements -Dragon and dinosaur rides -Dinosauria arts and crafts -Pictures with mascots and magical fairies -Museum-based, animatronic moving, breathing and roaring dinosaurs


Strawberry Festival (Sandy Spring)
For more than 30 years, the first Saturday in June means….Strawberry Festival! What has now become part of the community’s history, the Strawberry Festival attracts thousands of people who come to enjoy the small-town atmosphere, live music, fresh strawberries, children’s games, and more!

Bowiefest (Bowie)
Celebrate the best of Bowie throughmusic, dance, food, rides, non-profit organizations and crafters. 

National Trails Hike Day (Rock Hall)
Come to Eastern Neck NWR to celebrate National Trails Day! Refuge staff will lead two special nature walks that will explore ‘behind the signs’ areas usually closed to public access.

Art in the Park (Westminster)
A lively festival of the arts featuring over 50 visual arts, continuous musical entertainment and free kids craft activities. This event has a long tradition of hosting the most extensive display of regional artistry in our area.

Join Us! Learn to Fly Day (Frederick)
Get a Certificate for a Discounted Introductory Flight Lesson! See Airplanes, Helicopters, and Gliders Up Close! Enjoy Lunch at Airways Inn Restaurant! Get Information on Learning to Fly! Have Fun at the Youth Activity Tent! 

Maryland Battle of the Beast (Union Bridge)
Full fledged rodeo, bull riding, and barrel racing. Bleacher seating so bring a blanket to sit in comfort. Fun for the entire family! 

Kids Fishing Day (Laurel)
Fishing demonstrations and instructions for ages 15 and under. Catch and release fishing only. Pre-registration is required. Check the website for more details.

Savage Fest 2014 (Savage)
Live music from local bands, magic shows with Magic in the Mill, historic reenactments with Joshua Barney, and historic walking tours through town, pony rides, a petting zoo, and a moon bounce for kids dance and martial arts demonstrations raffle items donated by local businesses over 50 booths featuring crafts, food, and community information.

Delmarva Soap Box Derby (Federalsburg)
The Delmarva Soap Box Derby is for boys and girls between 7 and 17 years old. They build the cars with help from an adult and race them down hill. The winner receives a big trophy , $250 , and a trip to Akron Ohio to race in the world championship race.

WMGSO Premiere Video Game Concert (Rockville)
WMGSO's debut program spans nearly three decades of video game music, including selections from "Mario Galaxy," "Final Fantasy VI," "The Legend of Zelda," and others. The performance is free, but the ensemble suggests donations of $5 to help offset costs.

Imagination Bethesda (Bethesda)
Join us Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10am-3pm to celebrate children, art, and all things fun at the 20th annual Imagination Bethesda. The festival takes place on Auburn & Norfolk Avenues. Activity tents line the streets, face painters bring butterflies and pirates to life, a stage
of live entertainment will have the whole street dancing and more!

Enjoy this FREE family fun day!


Takoma Park JazzFest (Takoma Park)
All-day, free music festival featuring local/national musicians and music workshops. Arts, crafts and food.

Mount Harmon Colonial Picnic (Earleville)
One of the best times to visit Mount Harmon is at the annual Colonial Picnic, which features Colonial Reenactors and Demonstrations, a gourmet Eastern Shore picnic, Manor House Tours, Silent Auction, and Plantation Wagon Rides. Colonial Picnic Tickets: Adults $35, Children $10.


Ellicott City Old Town Market (Ellicott City)
We invite you as you stroll down Historic Ellicott City's Main Street to experience the Ellicott City Old Town Market, every Saturday, May 10 through November 8, 9 am - 1pm. We'll be on the Courtyard on Tonge Row, just off of Parking Lot D, in front of the Little French Market Cafe.

Maryland Monday

Annapolis is one of my favorite parts of Maryland. It is a 30 minute drive from Columbia, and is quaint, charming, historical, and easy to navigate (if your car isn't too large, that is. The streets are narrow!). 

It's dog-friendly as well, for those of you who love dogs. Ninon and I will often go to Annapolis to walk around and just enjoy the ambiance. Really. It's charming.

Here are some "normal" shots of Annapolis - instead of the "glamour" shots you may be used to seeing.

This store always has a great display of candies and cookies. Kids love it!

Many stores set out water for passing dogs. Some even include dog treats!

Here's our dog, Maeby, carefully eating only one! :-)