Vacation wrap-up.

I’m baaaaack. Back after a week off from work and blogging. I know there hasn’t been a ton of diabetes-related stuff around here lately, and I hope to start changing that trend tomorrow.

For today though, I thought I would post a pictoral wrap-up of my anniversary/vacation (this will be especially helpful for my out-of-town relatives who may check in here from time to time). We spent a few days on Maryland’s eastern shore, east of the Chesapeake Bay. Our time was spent mostly in Oxford, Maryland, a small town on a peninsula just south of Easton. Oxford is full of bikers, walkers, and a few pretentious posers who visit throughout the warm months. After meeting a couple of them over the weekend, believe me, I’m not overstating that. Still, it was an enjoyable weekend that included great weather, great food, and mostly great company. Here’s a recap in pictures:
 
 

That middle ring is my 20th anniversary gift to my wife.  It looks bigger than it is.  She lost her engagement ring several years ago, and this is kind of a replacement.

That middle ring is my 20th anniversary gift to my wife. It looks bigger than it is. She lost her engagement ring several years ago, and this is kind of a replacement.

Looking down Main Street in St. Michael's, Maryland.  I saw the sign for the shop that said Free chocolate, coffee, olive oil, & vinegar tastings and thought "Geez, I hope they do that in reverse order".

Looking down Main Street in St. Michael’s, Maryland. I saw the sign for the shop that said Free chocolate, coffee, olive oil, & vinegar tastings and thought “Geez, I hope they do that in reverse order”.

The Bellevue-Oxford Ferry arriving from Oxford.  We're on the Bellevue side at this point.

The Bellevue-Oxford Ferry arriving from Oxford. We’re on the Bellevue side at this point.

The Great Spousal Unit as we embark from Bellevue.  That's a vacation face.

The Great Spousal Unit as we embark from Bellevue. That’s a vacation face.

Nearing Oxford, Maryland on the ferry.

Nearing Oxford, Maryland on the ferry.

The B & B where we stayed.  Very nice.

The B & B where we stayed. Very nice.

Typical steet scene from Oxford.  This is next to the town's museum (the town dates back to the 1600's).  Town offices are across the street.

Typical steet scene from Oxford. This is next to the town’s museum (the town dates back to the 1600’s). Town offices are across the street.

This was the view from our dinner table one night.

This was the view from our dinner table one night.

Someone was nice enough to shoot this photo of us.  By the way, that maple walnut ice cream on the post there must have been made by a terrorist, 'cause it's the bomb.

Someone was nice enough to shoot this photo of us. By the way, that maple walnut ice cream on the post there must have been made by a terrorist, ’cause it’s the bomb.

We shared this plate at the local fire department's breakfast fundraiser.  Eggs, sausage, bacon, tater tots, corned beef hash, all on real plates with real silverware.  In the bowl is the best grits I've ever tasted.

We shared this plate at the local fire department’s breakfast fundraiser. Eggs, sausage, bacon, tater tots, corned beef hash, all on real plates with real silverware. In the bowl is the best grits I’ve ever tasted.

That's a bald eagle we spotted during our visit to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

That’s a bald eagle we spotted during our visit to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

We caught this yacht race while relaxing at a restaurant one afternoon.

We caught this yacht race coming right toward us while we were relaxing at a restaurant one afternoon.


 
 
Okay, back to diabetes tomorrow, I promise. Until then, enjoy the rest of your Thursday.
 
 
 

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  • scully  On September 12, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Cute pictures! and happy anniversary!

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  • Laddie  On September 12, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Glad you had a great vacation and thanks for sharing the photos.

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  • Sara  On September 13, 2013 at 2:36 am

    Great vacation pictures! Hope it was as relaxing as it seems!

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    • StephenS  On September 13, 2013 at 6:04 am

      Thanks Sara… it was pretty low key, with lots of rest too. Getting up early for work was kind of a shock today, but that’s okay. I’m a morning person anyway. Thanks for the comment!

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  • Karen  On September 13, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Looks like a fantastic vacation! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Scott E  On September 13, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    “That maple walnut ice cream on the post there must have been made by a terrorist, ’cause it’s the bomb.”

    Best line ever! (unless someone finds it offensive, in which case it’s not). Happy anniversary!

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    • StephenS  On September 13, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks… I must admit, I stole it from a friend who uses it whenever I make something good for dinner when they’re over. But it’s totally true about that ice cream (I should also note that I shared this with my spouse, and we still couldn’t finish it, it’s so rich).

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  • Kelley  On September 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Happy anniversary! And I love all the photos-its so pretty there!

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