July 2nd, 2005
We spent the morning at an Amish market getting some flowers and food.
| We went to an Amish market in Mechanicsville,
Maryland, where we
bought flowers, banana bread and corn.
| Nina had never seen Amish people and was
truly fascinated and impressed
by their culture.
|Au naturel transportation....|
| Nina was amazed.... "Wow, they really do
look just like the actors in the
|Nina just LOVES flowers.....|
Sotterly Plantation was not far from the market so we spent about an hour there.
Sotterly was a tobacco plantation built in 1717 and originally named
Resurrection Manor. The name was changed to Sotterly
in honor of the new owners former home in England.
|Nina peaking through a window.|
|Sotterly was a main port of entry in the 1700s with its own customs house.|
| The garden is filled with lavender (one of
Nina's favorite scents) and
TONS of bees!!!!
|Here's an old wishing well.|
|Isn't she sweet!?|
|The old one room school house.|
|The teacher's desk.|
|The outside of the tiny and adorable school house.|
|The smoke house complete with dried tobacco hanging from the ceiling.|
|Chris investigating some rather out dated tools.|
The rest of the afternoon was spent at Alexis' house for a BBQ and loads of crabs.
|Hmmmmmm tasty! All it needs is some Old Bay.|
| Jason, Christopher and Grady really enjoyed
destroying crabs with mallets
and chasing each other around the house with crab legs!!!
|Aw.... a true Maryland tradition (which thoroughly grossed Nina out!)|
| Chris' mom Diana, his sister Jennafer,
Sarah and Delight chowin' down
on some Maryland blue crabs.
|Get In My Belly!!!!!!|
More BBQ pictures are available at Alexis' page.