I spent a glorious day visiting a friend in Annapolis. His home is within walking distance of the downtown, although it is a hefty walk. So, Dan and I strolled through lovely old neighborhoods with neatly manicured lawns, old fashioned homes with bay windows and large porches, and friendly neighbors saying hello to our friend, Hugh.
We had drinks in Hugh's favorite Irish bar, the one he goes to after work a couple of times a week before heading home. Then we walked through the downtown, stopping in quaint little antique shops. Finally, we had lunch in a restaurant on the waterfront, sitting on the wooden dock and watching the boats roll up and people hop off to find their tables.
All the while we relaxed in the soft breezes and warm sun of a beautiful end of summer day. Despite the fact that the calendar says its September, it was still not quite fall yet. And those crisp temperatures and changing leaf colors are still a few weeks away. But we are truly blessed with one last long, lazy summer weekend to unwind and mellow out.
So, I'm finally taking off the few days that I thought I would earlier this week. No kidding. No reading or writing on the blogs at least until Monday. Especially since some other friends have invited us to a picnic tomorrow in their backyard.
As Bwana suggested, at Renaissance Ruminations, get outside. It's a gorgeous weekend. And life is far too short to miss one minute of this wonderful weather.