Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July from Baltimore, MD!!!

Happy 4th of July.  Today we thank our servicemen  and servicewomen as they continue to fight for our freedom!!!

Today was a day of provisioning for Island Hopper.  Kevin and Debbie bought groceries at Safeway and then went to the wine store for wine.  Groceries stores in Maryland do not sell any alcohol.  You have to go to a wine store or a liquor store to buy any type of alcoholic beverages. A dock cart was used to carry the groceries and backpacks were used to bring home the wine.  This life is not for the weak.  Today was a day of getting Island Hopper ready for the continued journey.
Kevin and Debbie joined Mike and Beverly Bodin aboard their boat a 42 foot Grand Banks Trawler, for cocktails.  The Bodins are from Cincinnati and are keeping their boat in Baltimore for two months.  It was nice chatting with the two of them.  After cocktails Kevin and Debbie went to Langermann's for dinner.  It is a Zagat rated, #1 chef in Baltimore, restaurant and bar in the Canton area of Baltimore featuring a regional American menu with the emphasis on items from the Coastal South East.  It was 1/2 price wine night.  Kevin splurged on Debbie with a Flowers Chardonnay. Both the service and meal were excellent.   Check it out by clicking here.

After dinner, the entire crew including Bryce watched the fireworks show from the bridge.  It was a great 4th of July on the water.  It reminded us of the fabulous 4th of July we spent with family and friends three years ago in Washington D.C. aboard Island Hopper on the Potomac at the Capital Yacht Club.

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