London Town Public House and Garden: admiring the garden! Just a hop ,skip,and a jump away from Annapolis this is a lovely spot to visit.

While the gardens are beautiful, in this heat you’ll want to go inside and check out their¬† air conditioned Visitor’s Center and brand new exhibit.

Remembering My Father Herman Maril

When I was 15 years old, I traveled to Mexico with my parents. It was the first time any of us had visited another country (although my father had served in World War II, he was never shipped overseas). An artist and head of the studio department at the University of Maryland, College Park, myContinue reading “Remembering My Father Herman Maril”

First Time Chesapeake Bay Swim Competitors Cross the Bay

My husband Peter Crilly and swim buddy Jonathan Kagan, swimmers with the masters swimmer’s group at the U.S. Naval Academy, both swam the Chesapeake Bay Swim for the first time and they both made it across! ¬†They’ve been training hard for the past month. Congratulations to a job well done. The longest open water swimContinue reading “First Time Chesapeake Bay Swim Competitors Cross the Bay”

Busy and Beautiful Annapolis Neighborhood

Murray Hill. Like gardens? This weekend the Hammond Harwood House Secret Garden Tour takes place in the neighborhood of Murray Hill in Annapolis, Maryland. There may still be tickets available  for the tour that goes from moon to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.