Three County Seats
Play It Again Sam, a coffee-and-stuff eatery that another friend had owned for a time. We shopped at Twigs and Teacups, picking up some goodies for Easter baskets. And then we were on our way again!
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, not far from Cambridge, Maryland. It was cold at Blackwater, but not problematically cold. After a spell in the visitors' center, we drove along one loop, pausing to watch snow geese who were coming and going in enormous numbers. They were gorgeous. We took a hike down a trail in search of other birds, but that was fruitless.
It was just about dark when we arrived at the Tidewater Inn in Easton (county seat of Talbot County), where we were to spend the night. It is a truly lovely hotel with a wonderful dining room. We were sorry to leave on Saturday morning, but we had other places to go!
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael's, so we drove there next. As we pulled in to the parking area, we were surprised at the number of dogs on leashes. It seems there was some sort of a trained dog sniffing competition going on! It turned out that the museum was closed for the season (a return trip appears to be in order) but Joe sniffed around and found things to marvel at nonetheless.
A long drive next to Rock Hall, a place we'd heard about when we'd visited Chestertown in the past. We had a nice lunch there, but there wasn't anything going on. Another place to visit during the season.