I figured I’d start my blog off with a recap of our last trip, a cruise to Bermuda. The cruise was a high school graduation present to our daughter, and our way of having one last family vacation before she heads off to college. This trip was slightly different from past ones, however, we had to stop and pick up her boyfriend along the way, as he was coming with us. That’s where this post comes in, talking about the Inn we stayed at near his house in Annapolis.
We headed up the Thursday before the cruise, for a two day stay, with reservations at Gibson’s Lodgings of Annapolis. This place is right next to the Naval Academy, in a cool little part of Annapolis. It’s the first time we’ve ever stayed at anything resembling a B&B, so we were very much looking forward to it. A couple of days prior, they’d emailed us to let us know the power would be out Saturday morning from 2am until 10am at the latest. They’d gotten last minute notice from the power company of some required work in the area, and offered to let us cancel without penalty for the inconvenience. We were planning on leaving for NYC pretty Saturday morning anyway, so it wasn’t that big of a deal to us, and we chose to stay. They credited us $50 and upgraded us to a king suite.
We got to Annapolis mid-afternoon and stopped to check in and drop our bags. The place is kinda cool, and the people working there were very friendly. The woman who checked us in showed us around, pointed out the snacks, where the breakfast items would be, and pointed us to our room. The room itself was nice, and had one of the most comfortable beds I’ve ever slept in. Thanks to the great location, right in the harbor area, there’s plenty to see and do, as well. After dropping our daughter off at her boyfriend’s house, my wife and I came back and walked around the shops for a bit, before heading back over to their house for dinner. Afterwards, we made our way back to the waterfront and hit up Storm Bros for some delicious ice cream. Stomachs full, we headed back to the room for a good night’s sleep.
Friday morning, we got up and went downstairs for something to eat. Note that this isn’t a traditional B&B (which they’re perfectly clear on), and as a result don’t provide a hot breakfast. They do provide plenty of other stuff though, very much like a continental breakfast at any normal hotel, which was just fine with us. After breakfast, we headed out for her boyfriend’s graduation, followed by a trip to Pusser’s on the waterfront for a post-graduation lunch. Yummy stuff. My wife and I followed that up with some more shopping in the area, and some more ice cream as well, this time at Annapolis Ice Cream Company, which was excellent. When we returned to the room, we found the staff had put flashlights on everyone’s doors for us to use in case we needed to get up while the power was out. Nice touch!
Friday night was the one part of the stay that really sucked, to put it bluntly. That power outage Gibson’s warned us about? Well, it was because 6 power poles on their street had to be replaced overnight. About 11:00pm the crews rolled in, and they weren’t quiet at all. I’d guess that between the yelling, and general work noise, I got maybe 3 hours of sleep before our alarm went off at 6am. Nice of the crews from the local power company to be as loud as possible all night.
Regardless of the power company issues, we enjoyed the Inn, and would stay there again (sans-power crews, of course :)). I’d definitely recommend it for anyone staying in the area, as it’s in a perfect spot near the waterfront.
Next up, a recap of our cruise on the Celebrity Summit. In the meantime, enjoy a few pictures from the waterfront area of Annapolis!