For our 25th getaway, Dave and I took a couple day trips when the house was empty. (Julia and Andrea in California visiting grandparents, Daniel working in New Mexico, James in California on his mission, Erika working in Milwaukee, Kara in Denver with Luke and Jacob.) We visited some interesting spots within an hour of home.
The first place was Londontown--a pre-Colonial town on the Chesapeake Bay--which was first discovered about 400 years ago by John Smith. Dave is standing by a reconstruction of an early home that was rebuilt on its' original site.
Near Annapolis, the Londontowne Museum and gardens overlook a gorgeous view of the Chesapeake Bay.
We then drove down the Eastern Shore and walked around a little on the sand, and looked at antique shops.
Then we ate dinner at a nice restaurant in Annapolis and enjoyed the night lights on the water.