My father lived in several states when he was young, from California to Montana, from Mississippi to Washington..., but where he spent most of his life is in Annapolis, the capital of Maryland, a small state right by Washington DC. Annapolis is famous because of the movie and the Naval Academy of the US, but it's also a charming city, with plenty of different restaurants, art galleries, cute shops and the scent of the sea coming from Chesapeake Bay.
I've only been there once, three years ago, spending four days with my parents, visiting the house where my father used to live, the school where he studied, meeting some old friends from his years in high school and long-lost so-called family; discovering the tradicional dish of the area, the Crab Cake (which I actually never tried since I'm not a big fan of seafood), going mad in front of the longest menu I've ever seen on a dinner and enjoying the best chocolate milkshake I've ever tried.
Annapolis may not be on the top 10 list of the 'Cities in the US you should visit before you die', but I'm sure no one will be disappointed after visiting this wonderful city. Annapolis is waiting for you!
|Alex Haley Memorial - Kunta Kinte's author|
|Annapolis State House|
|State house + cute little houses|
|Luxury houses facing the bay|
|Best chocolate milk shake ever!!|
- Annapolis ice cream company (you can decorate your own spoon adn place it in the wall) -