Friday, August 13, 2010
After the wedding, Tim and I stuck around to spend a few days without family and having a mini-vacation. On Sunday, before everyone left, we took a group kayaking on the Bay, and then had a family dinner. On Monday, we bid farewell to everyone and went back for more kayaking in better boats. We also explored Annapolis and toured the Naval Academy: the highlight was watching the plebes march in formation across the quad. Annapolis reminded me of a mini-Boston, which is odd of course since most Bostonians consider Maryland the 'south'.
We also ate crab whenever we could and I even had a soft shell crab sandwhich, which was just, um, fishy. It's also interesting how in Maryland crab cakes generally come on a sandwich bun when in Oregon they come with no bread. But. I digress.
I knit on these socks on both plane rides. It's a dark grey yarn by Louisa Harding with silver threads running through it, and of course look much better in person. The yarn is cotton and bamboo and nylon, I hope they stay up!
This is one of my favorite times of the year...when professors all over the country go back to school and I can gloat silently to myself because I still have six weeks off. Of course I feel miserable in May when they all are finished and I'm still teaching, but I'm smug for now.