Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Annapolis Area Bucket List

Updated these quite a bit so I decided to get rid of my colors for the rounds of updates for now... The complete items however are now colored aqua! (Why this color? Because it's one of my favorites!)

So I realized that there is so much to see here in the Annapolis area (which to me includes DC & Baltimore and other surrounding areas as well) that I better start a bucket list to start to work on. It's not like we are going to live here permanently (and who knows how long we will actually be here... a little less than 2.5 years left on the orders but could be more could be less - who knows!?) so I figure the sooner I get started the better. It's a random assortment that includes things to see as well as places to eat/drink.

I figured I'd blog about it so you (my dear friends and readers) can help me out with anything I may have missed!

DC Area

  1. National Zoo
  2. Portrait Gallery - Done Once and I think that's enough for me
  3. White House at Christmas (the inside)
  4. See something at the Kennedy Center - Saw Book of Mormon - can you say HILARIOUS!
  5. See the Bureau of Engraving & Printing
  6. Holocaust Museum
  7. Stay at the Intercontinental Willard Hotel - COMPLETE! It's amazing!
  8. Tour Mount Vernon - Complete. It was good to go but once is definitely enough
  9. Georgetown
  10. Dinner at 1789 - For our Anniversary!
  11. Cupcake from Georgetown Cupcakes or Baked & Wired (The cupcake from Baked & Wired were delisious! I am calling this item complete but if I happened to be near Georgetown Cupcakes of course I'd have to grab one of those too!) Oh wait I was by Georgetown Cupcakes and did grab a few of those and have to say I was disappointed. Give me Baked & Wired any day over Georgetown Cupcakes! COMPLETE!
  12. See the Cherry Blossoms COMPLETE!
  13. Dinner & Beers at ChurchKey Okay technically it was lunch but it was DELISH! I highly recommend this! COMPLETELY!
(Things I've seen: The Capitol, Air & Space, pretty much all the monuments, National Archives, Natural History Museum, American History Museum, Nationals Game, Old Town, National Harbor)

Surrounding Areas
  1. Maryland Blue Crabs Game _ went to Bark in the Park and it was such fun!
  2. Travel to Rohoboth Beach & go to Dogfish Head (Done!! Still no tour but in time..... For now I'll call it COMPLETE!)
  3. Aberdeen Ironbirds Game
  4. Potomac Nationals Game
  5. Frederick Keys Game - (Great game! Great Park! Fun Fans!) COMPLETE!
  6. Fly to Tangier Island and have crab dip at Lorraines
  7. Go to Philly and have cheesesteak with Marissa
  8. Jersey Shore - Visit Nan!
  9. Wilmington Blue Rocks Game
  10. Atlantic City - Headed there for the Tonic Concert in early May COMPLETE!
  11. Take the Train to NYC - COMPLETE! Love the convenience!
  12. Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick Maryland (Great brewery! Love the philosophy and the beer!) COMPLETE!
  13. Hershey Park in all it's Summer Glory :) 
  14. Yankee Stadium
  15. Tour Port City Brewery - Loved the beer!
(Things we've done: Bowie Baysox Game)

  1. Union Craft Brewing
  2. Dinner at Brewer's Art
  3. Tour Heavy Seas Brewery
(Things we've done there: Aquarium, Orioles game)

  1. Herndon Climb - COMPLETE! Talk about an interesting & entertaining tradition
  2. Golf at USNA course - COMPLETE! (I was absolutely awful but it was fun!)
  3. Croquet Match with Saint Johns COMPLETE! And to say it was epic is an understatement!
  4. I-Ball COMPLETE Had a blast! 

I am sure there is a heck of a lot that I am missing but this is my start... I'll add to the list as I think of them. If any of you have suggestions I welcome them!! 


  1. I would highly recommend Abbey Burger Bistro in Federal Hill in Baltimore. But please, keep it between you and CAPT Ham, its my little secret getaway :)

  2. Oh and of course Fogo de Chao in Baltimore on Pratt Street!

  3. Will definitely have to check out Abbey Burger Bistro!
    And we had a Fogo de Chao in Houston that we went to - AMAZING! Gotta love all you can eat delicious meat!
    Thanks for the recommendations :)