Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Day In Annapolis, MD

Monday, June 22, 2009 Ian, Joan and Kevin toured the Naval Academy and the Maryland State House. Kevin served as an up close and personal docent. The United States Naval Academy is probably the most interesting and important site in Annapolis, the Naval Academy runs along the Severn River and abuts downtown Annapolis. Men and women enter from every part of the United States and foreign countries to undergo rigorous study in subjects that indlude literature, navigation, and nuclear engineering. The USNA, established in 1845 on the site of the U.S. Army forrt, occupies 329 waterfront acres. The centerpiece of the campus is the bright copper-clad dome of the interdenominational U.S. Naval Academy Chapel.
The Chapel
The Maryland State House was completed in 1780. The State House is the oldest state capitol in continuos legislative use; it's also the only in which the U.S. Congress has sat (1783 - 84). It is here that George Washington resigned as commander in chief of the Continential Army and where the Treaty of Paris was ratified, ending the Revolutionary War.
The Dome
With tired feet from a bust day of tours, the crew took the water taxi to O'Leary's for dinner.

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