To escape the hotel one day, Domingos and I headed over to Annapolis, which is only a short 30-minute drive away. Our first stop was the Vida Taco Bar, which had an excellent and diverse lineup of unique taco combinations. You can order each taco with a flour or corn tortilla, or a large lettuce leaf. On Sundays, house margaritas are only $6, so we indulged with a couple each while enjoying some incredible tacos.

Ahi tuna and fried avocado tacos
Pork belly with crab and carne tacos

After lunch, we walked around town for a bit, had coffee, and then indulged in ice cream for a truly decadent day.

Nutella Vanilla

Then we decided to check out the Naval Academy. The campus is gorgeous, and I can’t wait to go back and see it in autumn.

John Paul Jones is entombed in the chapel’s crypt, and it was really interesting reading about his life. I didn’t know much about him, but I’m going to look for a good biography now, because he had a fascinating and impressive career.

John Paul was born in Scotland and first went to sea at the age of 13. After serving on several merchant ships, he eventually made his way to America, where he joined the American navy to fight against Britain in the Revolutionary War. He had many successful exploits during the war, and later in life he joined the Imperial Russian Navy, where he obtained the rank of rear admiral. He died at the age of 45, so he managed to fit a lot into his short life.

I’m looking forward to exploring more of Annapolis on our next visit.


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