1. Ed, Mike, and I got up this morning and relaxed, drank coffee, shot the breeze, and let the full day we had yesterday in Philadelphia soak in. We spent much of the morning recharging our batteries.
2. But we didn't sit around for long! We leaped back into the Camry and drove to the Double T Diner in Annapolis, enjoyed a great breakfast, and I gave us all a too brief tour of the area of Annapolis around the Maryland Statehouse.
3. We left Annapolis, crossed the Bay Bridge, and headed out into the countryside, and after a couple of hours or so, took a short tour of Berlin, MD. We stopped in at the Ocean Downs Casino near Berlin for an hour or so and then left Route 50 not long after we crossed back over the Bay Bridge and zoomed up I-97 to Baltimore and the Horseshoe Casino where I immediate went to the Heavy Seas Burger counter for a pint of Loose Cannon IPA and a serving of Old Bay Chicken Wings.
With more time, I would have enjoyed lingering in Annapolis more. I would have enjoyed making some stops as we drove east toward Berlin. I would have enjoyed hanging out in Berlin. Nonetheless, I enjoyed this day a lot because we got to experience so much of the variety of Maryland, how the landscape and the energy changed so much in just over a couple of hours as we traveled from Berlin to Baltimore. We arrived back home late and happy, and we braced ourselves to turn the clocks ahead, sleep about three and a half hours, and head back to Union Station to catch the Megabus to New York City.