Saturday, April 30, 2011

Crab Cakes And The Chesapeake

We finally made it back to Maryland; we're about ten miles north of Baltimore, hanging out waiting on a load. We delivered early this morning and then went to sleep for a few hours. By the time we got up and ready to go, it was either a late lunch, or an early dinner. We opted for an early dinner at Al’s Seafood restaurant; early enough to feel like we were seventy years old.

We had an appetizer and then both ordered Captain Doc's Broiled Seafood Medley; lump crab cake, flounder, crab imperial, shrimp, scallops, and a petite lobster tail served with drawn butter and a side of rice pilaf. It was just okay; not the best seafood I've had and not worth twenty-five dollars per entree, but not bad. Also not really good enough to ever go back, but hey - how else could we have known unless we tried?

Because it was still beautiful out, we decided to take a ride; we wanted to get near the water, which in this area would be the Chesapeake Bay. The following are screen shots from my iPhone. We started out in the Essex area and wound up at the blue dot.
The drive took us to the very tip of this peninsula, ending at Rocky Point Beach Park in Essex. I love how the GPS system can pinpoint our location exactly.

As we zoom in, you can see that we took a very skinny road to a parking lot at the very end. Since it was Saturday, there were several families at the park utilizing the pavillions for parties and barbecuing. Apparently, the site of a very big rig lumbering through is an unusual site since all of them stood and stared as we passed by. I was driving, so I couldn't do the Princess wave, like Kate Middleton did yesterday, as she took the carriage ride from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace.

We wound up at the last parking lot in the park, overlooking the peaceful bay. We sat for a while, enjoying the dessert and coffee we picked up along the way. See the blue dot? That's us.
Since the park closed at sunset we decided to leave when we were done with dessert because driving along a skinny road with a stream of other cars was not the most ideal situation.

We made our way back to our parking spot, a nice location in a large, roomy parking lot, close to Barnes & Noble, Dunkin' Donuts, and for Eddie, The Tilted Kilt. I have a feeling we might be stopping there again this weekend.

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Young, Poor, Footloose And Fancy-Free
Badass Badlands
Proof That God Exists
Spring In The Desert
Shadows Of The Setting Sun


Gil said...

Eastern Connecticut needs a Tilted Kilt!

Marlaina, said...

I am totally in awe of where the two of you manage to take that truck. It's bigger than four station wagons!

It sounds like your East to West and back run is going to last awhile, I am jealous. It's a good route for the summer - Marlaina