The Plus Means Included

The Plus Means Included

Once we confirm a house sit location, we start looking for things to do on Meetup, especially gaming events. Spending a few hours around some board games is a much better way to meet new people than hanging out in a bar. It’s easier to chat and you can get to...
The Town That Fooled The British

The Town That Fooled The British

“It’s overcast, but supposed to get up to 57 degrees. Would you like to head over to the Eastern Shore?” “Road trip!” The hour and a half drive across the Bay Bridge flew by and, in no time, we were driving along Talbot Street in the little town of St. Michaels,...
In Search of a Landing

In Search of a Landing

“Want to bonk around Elkridge today and look at the river?” “Sure.” I laughed and glanced across the street to the Tiber River running through historic Ellicott City. The drive was typical–grinning and holding hands and testing ideas for...
The Beer Is Pretty Good, Too

The Beer Is Pretty Good, Too

At the top of the hill on historic Main Street on a sunny corner stands an old stone building with an imposing facade. The building started as the Talbot Lumber Company in the late 19th Century. Then in 1997, the Ellicott Mills Brewing Company [8308 Main Street,...
A Beautiful Weekend in October

A Beautiful Weekend in October

After 29 phone calls, it’s no longer a spontaneous getaway. After 29 phone calls, it becomes an imperative strategic operation. “Hi, do you have any rooms available for tonight?” James looked over at me and murmured under his breath, “This one is laughing, too.”...