In April, on our way up to Boston for my father in law's surgery, we made a small trip out of our drive. The first night we stayed in one of our favorite cities, Richmond. The next night we decided to play by ear. Our first choice was Annapolis. But it ended up being the day of the largest croquet match in the country. It takes place every year between Navy and Saint Pauls.
And let's just day that these people do not play. The entire town looked like everyone was headed to the Kentucky Derby and got lost. Or another explanation would be a 5th and vines store threw up on everybody. Annapolis happens to be one of my favorite towns, but about an hour into our stop and we had to get out of there.
This croquet match sounds like it would be a lot of fun, however, not going and participating in the drinking and then dealing with them afterwards...not so much.
So, after lunch and a little exploring, back on the road we were. We ended up choosing to stay the night in the town of Easton. What a great decision! Our hotel was fantastic, our room even had a fan! Note to all other hotels, do this! We had a great dinner and some drinks and then walked around a little. There were so many stores and art exhibits in this quaint stop. And absolutely everything was in walking distance!
The next morning we had the breakfast buffet at the hotel and it was one of the better ones I have ever had. Plus, they offered a plethora of hot teas. The simplest way to my heart. Also, they had fresh made whip cream for their strawberries and waffles. This made for a good laugh when I couldn't figure out why our waiter was staring at me slightly funny. Then, when Tony came back from his trip to the buffet, he pointed out that my hair was full of whip cream. What can I say, it was that good!
We left after breakfast and stopped at another charming town about half an hour away, St. Michaels. You can read my recap here. If you are ever looking for a weekend trip on the shore, I recommend either of these stops!