I hope everyone had a great weekend celebrating their mom’s and special women in their lives.
To start Mother’s Day, mom, Violet and I woke up early yesterday morning and headed to Calvert Cliffs State Park for an early morning hike. (Tommy decided to stay behind to catch up on school and life work. Due to his dad’s continuing health problems he had to suddenly go back up to Maine last Monday morning and didn’t come home until Friday late-afternoon).
Our hike was lovely. Since neither of us had ever been here before we decided to play it by ear once we parked the car in the parking lot, leashed up Violet, and sprayed ourselves with insect repelant. The park offers several different trails, all named by colors. We settled on the Red Trail because it would lead us to a beach. We found out later that this was the second longest trail of the park, roughly 4 miles to and from. Needless to say we all got a nice workout in, especially Ms. V who laid down twice during the last portion of the walk before getting back to our car.
The trail was beautiful. I can definitely say I will come back with Violet and hopefully Tommy again to walk a few more tails. I was sad he missed this adventure – especially since a 3 foot black snake made it’s way across our path as we were walking back. Needless to say mom and I were pretty freaked. Violet was curious and wanted to chase after it, which I obviously DID NOT let her do.
Some snapshots of our hike.
After our hike, we drove home, and mom and I quickly showered. We were heading to brunch in Annapolis! (Sadly Tommy couldn’t join us on this outing either, as originally planned. He stayed home and continued to bang out a final and Ms. Violet snoozed. She had a busy morning!)
Mom and I had noon reservations at Carrol’s Creek Cafe in Annapolis right along the water. Since we were famished from our hike, this hit the spot. For Mother’s Day the restaurant put together a huge buffet and a first round of complimentary mimosas, champagne, or Bloody Marys. Mom and I settled on mimosas.
The buffet was pretty extensive – there was a dessert bar, a salad bar, and then another bar that included Eggs Benedict, crab casserole, oysters on the half shell, various meats, bagels, crabs, and tortellini to name just a few things we munched on. Mom and I agreed that the star of the buffet was the tortellini. There was just something about the dish that was so incredibly delicious.
After brunch we decided to walk around downtown Annapolis for a bit. We popped into boutiques, looked at menus for various intriguing restaurants and stopped for a sweet treat too.
After several hours we decided to head back to my house. We were spent. However we did stop by a cute boutique near my house that I had been meaning to take a look around in. Good thing we did – this boutique turned out to have a lot of cute, awesome finds in it, including some pieces of furniture that will most likely end up finding a home in our house at some point…
Once we got back to my house, mom and I took a catnap before eating a delicious dinner mom whipped up for us before she headed back to D.C.
Thanks for a great day mom, it was fun!
How was your Mother’s Day?