Monday, September 14, 2009

Maryland Weekend

This past weekend Chet and I flew to Baltimore, where we stayed with our adopted grandmother, Grams. We arrived late Friday night, and visited the Naval Academy early Saturday afternoon. We shopped at the Midshipmen Store, and then walked off campus into downtown Annapolis, where we ate lunch and ice cream, and browsed around some shops. Saturday was Navy's home opener against Louisiana Tech (Navy won, 32-14), so there weren't very many midshipmen milling around the Academy or downtown.

Tecumseh Statue in the Academy's Tecumseh Court (painted for the game)

Ashley in front of Bill the Goat Statue at the Academy

On Saturday evening, we attended my sponsor dad's, Bob's, surprise 50th birthday party. Bob and his wife Sue live in California, but flew to Baltimore for the weekend for the Baltimore Ravens' home opener. Bob had no idea about the party, and was thrilled to see me and to finally meet Chet. Here's a picture of me with the Grabarek family (poor Chet had to take the picture).
Kelly, Julie, Bob, Ashley, Sue, and Stephanie

We left Annapolis Sunday, but had a nice breakfast and lunch with Grams before flying back to Jacksonville.

Grams and Chet (eyes closed)

Grams and Ashley

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ashley, you are looking so good! LOL - had to laugh at your comment that said Chet can't wait until you are huge.....only during a pregnancy can he get away with saying something like that -LOL You are glowing and look so good! Can't wait to find out what you are having :-) I'm hoping for a girl...I want to buy some pink! You guys are jet setting all over the place - when will ATL be in your plans???
Take care...I'm enjoying your blog! Hi to Chet!