Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Vacation in St. Michaels

We've returned from our trip to St. Michaels! 
The weather was a warm, comfortable temperature for the whole visit, but there were some wild thunderstorms and a little flooding. To be expected this close to the water, I suppose? Many of the roads had ditches cut beside them to hold excess water and runoff so the sidewalks and roads were in good shape again pretty quick. 

Most of our time in St. Michaels was spent walking around town. There are a ton of cute shops (we saw one with handmade three-dimensional wooden maps of various coastlines around the world) and lots of places to eat. I was impressed that one of the restaurants, Ava's Pizzeria, even offered a vegan cheese and veggie pizza!

We spent a lot of time in the water too, since our B & B had a great pool. They also upgraded our room to a suite with a soaker tub next to the bed. It was awesome! I've never used one, but my pregnant self loved all the space and how light I felt. Super relaxing!
On our last day, we took a short ferry ride to the nearby town of Oxford to explore and eat lunch at the Robert Morris Inn. This is the oldest tavern still being used as a tavern in North America (so we were told - couldn't find that in writing anywhere) and interesting to look around. The tavern portion looked as you'd imagine - slate floors, lots of brick, and a big fireplace to huddle around in the winter. Cozy :)
While in Oxford, we visited the Scottish Highlands Creamery which came highly recommended. They only take cash and we had $6 between the two of us, so that made our decision easy since a Double is exactly $6! Plus a Double is actually four scoops of ice cream in one bowl - confused us too! - so we each selected two flavors and shared. Mr. G chose Red Raspberry Coconut and Birthday Cake and I picked Chocolate and Cookie Dough. It was the best ice cream I've ever had and came close for Mr. G - he gave it his #2 spot! We had a great view while we indulged

And to cap it off, we're returning to work for a short week - since the 4th of July (Independence Day) is on Saturday, we have Friday off! Yippee :)

Had any good ice cream lately? Have you tried a supersize soaker tub?

12 comments:

  1. That sounds relaxing! What state(s) were you in? I am not much into baths these days but you must have loved the tub. I am looking forward to ice cream all summer!

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    1. Very relaxing! St. Michaels is in Maryland. I don't take baths often either . . I took one when I had poison ivy, but before that, it's probably been several years. But it felt so nice that I will probably take a few more this summer/fall before the baby arrives :)

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  2. It sounds like such a relaxing break! It's so nice to have the chance to browse through shops in a new town at your leisure. It looks like a lovely place.

    It is too cold here for ice-cream right now but I am loving reading my northern hemisphere blogs for a taste of summer to come! I do love baths though. The ultimate de-stressor, complete with candles and a book!

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    1. It was so nice! I'm thinking that we should try to plan one more short trip before the baby arrives since it won't be this easy to get away after that. The bath was amazing! I will try my next one here at home with candles and a book :)

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  3. good ice cream at a good price is a good life done right.

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  4. What a great babymoon! OK it's probably just a mini break.

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    1. haha, the "official" reason for going was to celebrate our anniversary, but a holiday for any reason sounds good to me ;)

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  5. I sail out of St. Michaels and Oxford! Glad you enjoyed the towns they're great little places.

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    1. What a cool coincidence! Both towns were super cute :)

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  6. Looks lovely and interesting. I'd love to get to your side of the US one day. But it is not on the near future plans.

    I'm a lover of baths and have a large claw foot bath. Is that what you mean by a soaker bath - one you lie in but can't stretch your arms out, like a long rectangle?

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    1. Just as I'd love to visit Australia! Someday :)

      This tub was extra wide and long - my legs weren't long enough for my feet touch the other end. Plus it was wide enough that Mr. G could easily sit beside me, but he isn't a huge fan of baths and only stayed in for about 5 minutes. Very luxurious compared to my tub at home, which is about 48 cm by 107 cm.

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