Sunday, August 3, 2008

August 1

August 1
Originally uploaded by geosteph
I joined the August one-day photo group on Flickr. As luck would have it, my dad and a friend went out crabbing on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and came home with over a bushel of Maryland blue crabs. So I took Friday off, and Frank, Logan and I headed to Denton to spend the day with my folks and eat crabs.

Our house in Denton

We brought along our "snob beer" Loose Canon IPA from Clipper City Brewing Company... our latest very good IPA find. What you see here is the aftermath of our feast.. which also include cherry tomatoes fresh out of the garden and homemade peach cobbler with peaches from the tree in my parents yard. We all ate our fill and still there were plenty of crabs left to share with my brother and sister later.

As we drove home that evening we watched the line of cars crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge headed east for a week or weekend at the beach. Glad we were traveling west, and not caught in the long line of traffic! We moved to Denton from Baltimore City when I was 10. At that time there was only one bridge over the Bay.. and on summer weekends there where "one-way" patterns that opened the bridge to the Western Shore folks so they could get to the beach.. funny how our perspective changed when we moved... these damn Western Shore folks blocking our way so they could reach the beach :-)

My old neighborhood in Baltimore

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