Annapolis, MD

Day 5 / Capitol #11

The Maryland State House was at the end of a long street, positioned on a slight hill overlooking a shopping and residential area with shops and narrow streets that encircled it.  This capitol has six beige Romanesque columns out front with a white dome and a two-tiered cupola on top that resembled a lighthouse. There is a sign outside that indicates that “this State House is the oldest in the nation still in legislative use.”  

This was my loneliest days on the trip so far; as I drove past several classy looking hotels with people sitting on outside patios having fun and sharing drinks together, I missed not being home and being able to do the same thing.  

Luckily I met a first year Naval Academy student and after hearing how tough it was for him…I didn’t’ feel so bad.  He also gave me a tour of the Academy and some great advice…thank you David Gordeuk! 

(It was also in Annapolis that I started noticing a trend: No references to Abraham Lincoln!  And as it would turn out, you won’t…south of New Jersey.)