Born on a Monday

Ah, island life.

The Brunette and I grabbed onto a whim and drove down to Solomons Island (Maryland) for a restful, walking weekend. We're not often so spontaneous, but it seemed like a nice idea at the time. Solomons is more of a peninsula than an island, but a web search revealed it had a nice water view, a museum with a screwpile in it, and a relaxing sculpture garden.

It's only about ninety minutes from our house, so we dropped a few extra scoops of food in Tubby's bowl, gave him a second glass of water, and tootled off to a mini-island getaway.

This is what we found:

Yes, we arrived on the weekend of the opening of the Tiki Bar, an outdoor drinking establishment whose opening marks the beginning of the season for the island. Apparently, this is the event for Southern Maryland; the place was overwhelmingly crowded and boozy. There were cops everywhere. Yes, there was even barfing in the public toilets.

I knew there was a reason I haven't gone back to university.

Still, away from the bar and crowds, we had some excellent meals, wandered through the museum (otters!), and rested in the calming sculpture gardens.

All-in-all, it wound up being a very relaxing weekend.

Oh, and lest I forget, they, too, have dog curbing signs.

3 thoughtful messages from friendly readers:

Zombies in waiting said...

Sounds like a nice trip! That's one of the more creative dog curbing signs I've seen.

fiona said...

Glad it all turned out well!

AbbotOfUnreason said...

@fiona: thanks!
@ZiW: I can't believe you're still waiting. Oooog.