November 10, 2011

Anchors Aweigh

The fog was so thick this morning that you literally could cut it with a knife.  It was time to leave the Eastern Shore of Maryland and head toward Washington, D.C., where we will see my friend Manny tomorrow.

On the way we had time to stop in Annapolis, Maryland, and visit the Naval Academy.  The U.S. Naval Academy was established in Annapolis in 1845 and is a beautiful campus right in the heart of historic Annapolis.  Tim and I decided to maximize the time we had by taking a guided tour of the Yard, as the campus is known.

This turned out to be a wise decision, because the guide was great.  We learned the history of the Academy, visited buildings that we likely would not have entered on our own and got a peek into the life of a midshipman.  Unfortunately, the chapel was closed for a private event, but we did visit the crypt of Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones.

Dahlgren Hall
Bancroft Hall, the Largest Dormitory in the U.S.
Rotunda at Bancroft Hall

Porter Road
Bill the Goat, the Mascot of the U.S. Naval Academy
Crypt of John Paul Jones

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