Wednesday, May 28, 2014

st. michaels, md

this was the first year i spent memorial day weekend in dc and i have to say the weekend shaped up nicely! my mom came down from philadelphia and i had just about every minute of her visit planned. memorial day weekend just wouldn't be the same without being near some body of water so i knew i had to plan a fun day trip for us. after wracking my brain and talking to a few friends i decided upon st. michaels on the eastern shore of maryland. my co-worker had recently been there and had great things to say and since my mother and i had never been it made sense to check it out. we left dc around 11am and made it to st. michaels in time for lunch. thanks to my co-workers recommendations we ate lunch at the town dock right on the water. our food was phenomenal and the view wasn't too bad either! 

following lunch we set out to explore the town. one shop was cuter than the next and we both walked away with quite a few things from graduation gifts to engagement gifts...and maybe a few things for ourselves!
as we were strolling around the main street we heard a few people say that we were right near the best ice cream place in town so even though we might not have been hungry we decided we had to try the ice cream! well... it lived up to the expectations and was so yummy!
while we were wandering around we also noticed that a few companies offered sailing and boat trips. since neither of us had been on a sailboat in a while we decided to go on an afternoon cruise. we went out on a skipjack and learned all about oysters and the surrounding waters. the cruise was very educational but i think the best part was being out on the water at sunset.
following the cruise we headed back into town for a quick dinner before checking out the perry inn (where wedding crashers was filmed) for a nightcap. i would definitely recommend st. michaels for a day or weekend trip. the town was adorable and it was a fun and easy place to spend the day outside of the city!
see you next time st. michaels!