We’ve got this….

Me, I am like, “Yeah, we’ve got this.” James, on the other hand, has been trying to get rid of stuff all fall.  He chided me in September, as we played Yatzee at the patio table on our covered porch.  ”We have to take a picture of this furniture to post on the neighborhood Facebook page to sell it.” I was thinking, “I like sitting out here… I will post it on Facebook next spring!” All fall, he’s been calling people that have said they’ll purchase some of our larger items (sauna, kegerator, etc) and arranging for pickup.  It came to a head at the beginning of December when he … Continue reading

Annapolis: Celebrate the 4th in the First American Peace-time Capital

The Fourth of July is recognized internationally as American Independence Day. But, that is the date that the American colonies declared independence; it took another seven and a half years to actually gain independence from Great Britain. It was not until the Continental Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris on Jan. 14, 1784, that America officially became a sovereign nation. What you may not know is that the Treaty of Paris was ratified in Annapolis, thus making it the first peace-time capital of the United States. The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use, and acquired national significance when it served as the Capitol … Continue reading

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  We love Annapolis, because it has terrific fireworks displays for New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July.  During the Fourth, the harbor is chock-a-block with boats at anchor, watching the fireworks bursting almost directly overhead.  We have a pretty amazing view for the fireworks displays.  This pic was taken from the balcony of our house. But, hopefully in July we’ll be out there at anchor watching them! Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year, The Cast and Crew of S/V Octopussy