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22: Maryland (revisiting)

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Leaving Washington DC, I reentered the eastern portion of Maryland, en route to Delaware and New Jersey. My good luck with the weather on this trip finally ran out; it was raining as I left Washington.

I stopped briefly in the pretty, historic town of Annapolis, while waiting for the rain to stop. Annapolis, on Chesapeake Bay, was founded in 1649, and is Maryland’s capitol. It is also the home of the US Naval Academy (i.e., the US Navy’s university).

From Annapolis, I continued eastwards – on a toll bridge crossing Chesapeake Bay – towards the next state on my list: Delaware.

Maryland State Capitol building, Annapolis

Annapolis Harbor

22: Maryland

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

From Charles Town, West Virginia, it was just a 1-hour freeway drive across Maryland to Baltimore, the state’s largest city.

Baltimore is a historic port city, at the northern end of Chesapeake Bay. I spent the evening in the city’s “Inner Harbor“, which has been turned into a major tourist attraction.

Inner Harbor, Baltimore

(I’ll now be taking a 1-week break from my trip, flying back to the Bay Area to take care of some business chores. The ’round-the-US’ trip will resume on May 2nd, starting with the District of Columbia.)