Hello friends and happy Monday!
Most of this weekend was all about life in Chesapeake Beach. 🙂
Friday was North Beach’s (North Beach and Chesapeake Beach are right next to each other. They are known as the “twin beaches”) opening night of its weekly farmer’s market. The market is situated along the boardwalk and is open from May thru September, every Friday from 6-9pm.
Tommy, my mom, and several friends decided to check out the local scene. We also took home several goodies from the market as well!
Some of these goodies included grass-fed beef and sausage, garlic herb fococcia bread, delicious kettle corn and yummy & huge asparagus!
The market featured several local wineries (where I stopped to do a few tastings!), live music, and had several booths that sold various flowers and veggies and fruits to grow in your garden.
Attached to the Farmer’s Market is the “Classic Drive-in”. People who have interesting, funky and classic cars are invited to park their automobiles along the boardwalk for people to admire.
The market also featured several local boutiques and stores that had booths selling different trinkets, everything from scarves, to frames, to dog collars, to paintings, to wreathes. It reminded me of D.C.’s Eastern Market!
After walking around the Farmer’s Market for an hour or so, mom, Tommy, and I decided to grab dinner at good ‘ole’ Neptune’s! Again the food we ordered was delicious. We tried the crab tator tots (YUM) and I ordered a bowl of mussels with garlic bread. Mom ordered the corn and seafood chowder and a salad, and Tommy got his standby – chicken tenders and quesadillas!
The next morning, mom, Tommy and I woke up bright and early to run the “Run for the Bay 5k“. Proceeds from this race went to help protect the Chesapeake Bay. It was a gorgeous morning and a gorgeous trail by the water.
The majority of the race route was a trail run along the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail. According to this website: the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail runs alongside Fishing Creek in the small town of Chesapeake Beach, in Northern Calvert County, partially on the right of way of the long abandoned Chesapeake Beach Railway. The creek is a significant watershed that empties directly into the Chesapeake Bay. The entire trail project lies within the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area, and offers scenic views of the creek itself, hundreds of acres of surrounding marsh and forest, and includes two bridges across the creek and several timber walkways either over the creek or marshland. Wildlife is abundant, and visitors to the trail are quite often treated to sightings of bald eagles”.
All three of us were pleased with our running performances! This race fit in nicely with my half-marathon training too.
The couple that runs together, stays together!
After the race, we all headed to Annapolis for shopping and errand running!