A friend of mine recently said that we are spoiled in New York. I couldn't agree more. My life in the city tends to become a whirlwind of stress and haste, which often leads to complete under-appreciation of the world going on outside my own. Despite the oxymoron, sometimes it takes a brief vacation outside of reality to bring us back into it. This past weekend, a drive down to Maryland was just what I needed to take that step back and enjoy life for its simplicity.
Our first stop was downtown Annapolis, the quaint capital of Maryland nestled on the Chesapeake Bay. What I loved most about this area was its understated vibrancy, from the quiet crowds of families and couples to the colors of the architecture. Despite the overbearing heat, walking the uneven streets of Annapolis was nothing but enjoyable. There was always something to discover, especially given the city's history and unique dedication to tradition. Thank you for the lovely experience, Annapolis. I will be back!