Despite the common misconception that it is Baltimore, Annapolis is Maryland's capital city and one of its pride and joys. Regarded as the sailing capital of the world, Annapolis is a city near the mouth of the Severn River. The water way that comes into downtown is the famous Ego Alley, home to a lot of very expensive motorboats but a shockingly less number of compitent boaters. Remembered largely for its brick streets and many old colonial buildings, Annapolis is a modern city that remembers its past. Housing in the city is extremely expensive, as the land value is very high. Like any Maryland water city it loves its crabs but unlike Baltimore, crabs refers only to the sea creature. Also (and most notably) Annapolis is home to the famous United State Naval Academy. The uniformed 'mids' are often founds walking the streets. Oddly and almost comically, just up the streets is St. John's college: the ultimate liberal arts school whose entire curriculum consists only of the 200 'great' books. The 'johnnies' contrasts the mids with long hair, beards, tye dye shirts, and lack of shoes. Once a year, the two colleges compete in a croquet tournament. People wise, Annapolis tends to attract the preppier Marylanders as spotting people who don't own at least one Ralph Lauren Polo is rare. Parking is hell on Earth.
All in all, a great city. One of the greatest in the world.
I want some crabs and no way am I going to drive around for 45 minutes looking for a parking space- lower the boatlift and start the engine! We're going to Annapolis!