This past weekend, I visited Annapolis, MD, for the very first time.
I loved wandering the cobblestoned streets and visiting the historic sites (including the Maryland State House, where George Washington came before Congress to resign his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. The Treaty of Paris was ratified there, too, marking the official end of the Revolutionary War).
I so enjoyed a day to myself, browsing the boutiques (like this tea shop, above). I would have purchased the entire inventory of the Pink Crab if I were a millionaire.
It was wonderful to walk the picturesque streets of Annapolis, admiring the Colonial architecture - Did you know that Annapolis boasts more 18th century buildings than anywhere else in the nation?
But the real reason I was happy to be in Annapolis was to visit my son at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Here he is presenting a poster on Aquaculture Engineering and Biofueling. Pretty impressive for a guy who just turned 13.
This is one of the great things about being a Mom: seeing your children blossom before your eyes. My son's confidence, intelligence, sense of humor, and most of all, his kindness, make him a star in my eyes. I am so darn proud to see him shine.