First of all, I must say that I am not sure where the last two weeks
have disappeared to.
How does time fly by so fast?
I haven't posted in a week,
and haven't visited anyone in two weeks.
Hopefully this week will be better,
or slower anyway.
on with the story.
Several weeks ago,
JWS and I were watching one of the many food shows
that he likes.
Since the remote only fits his hand
somehow cannot leave
the bubble that must be surrounding his recliner
I am a captive audience
crap educational program that he decides to watch
most of the time.
This, however, looked interesting.
An island in the Chesapeake Bay.
and the BEST crab sandwiches around.
We were going to be "close" to that.
"Let's plan on going there!"
A little over a week ago,
we headed to the DC area for a one day open house
at one of our shirt suppliers.
We were turning it into a two and a half day trip.
We had not been away together alone in over two years.
It was to be an eye-opening experience.
had us lost somewhere in West Virginia.
The lesson learned?
Don't rely on the GPS on your phone.
How can there be that much of the country that does not have cell phone service?
a local gas station
with some great directions
(while JWS parked as far away as he could and sent me in to ask
while he sat in the vehicle, head down, sunglasses on,
trying to remain incognito
lest he be seen needing directions)
and we were back on track.
What we discovered on this trip?
JWS, who could at one time
drive right through Manhattan,
drive a 40 foot motor home through downtown Pittsburgh,
a cattle trailer through Chicago,
hold the record for a 13 hour trip to Florida,
drive straight through to Colorado,
no longer really likes to drive.
while I like to drive
and don't mind driving...
that no one else
really likes my driving.
What a quandary we were in.
Anyhow back to the island
and the crab.
we head to the island.
At least three maps in hand.
It really didn't look that far.
Several wrong turns,
several tense moments,
a lovely cup of coffee
and the cutest little coffee shop
147 miles later
we arrived at the ferry to the island.
it doesn't start running until
A little homework here might have been a great thing!
I ask the nice lady at the marina,
while JWS assumes the
"asking directions position",
"Is there anywhere we can get a crab sandwich?"
"Sure!" she answers,
"At Cockrell's Deli,
they have the greatest crab,
nice place, on the water,
she gives me directions...
only nine more miles.
Which turned into close to fifteen,
because of course,
we got lost again!
we find it and this is the sign.
It was Thursday, March 29th.
we ate here.
Cute little restaurant,
a couple of burgers,
I had to lay napkins on the plastic tablecloth to keep my arms from sticking to it.
It took two hands to lift my coffee cup off the table,
JWS found a rather large bug in his iced tea.
And then we began the 150+ mile trip back to civilization.
We did manage to find some cute little antique shops,
some thrift shops.
No great finds.
I thought everything was a little pricey.
we found this place,
All I can say,
was that all was not lost.
It was worth the wait.
If you are ever in the area,
you have to eat there!
Get out your GPS,
it is not easy to find.
You wind through a back road,
cross the railroad tracks
and travel up a gravel road
between the tracks and the river.
It was amazing,
and the waiter we had
so were the crabs!
Well worth the 300 mile search!
we went to our shirt company.
This is a pic of the warehouse.
It was a fun event
with tons of really good food!
We hit the ground running on Saturday morning and all of last week was craziness.
Hopefully this week
just brings "normal" crazy!