Monday, May 28, 2012

Back to the pots and the blog

We were off in Maryland last week for the wedding of the younger daughter of my college roommate. The little town where the wedding took place, Havre de Grace, sits on the Upper Chesapeake Bay, a very short distance from the point where the Susquehanna River enters the bay. A pretty little town. Lots of water and boats and Swan Harbor Farm, the spectacular bay-side site of the wedding.
We had dinner with old friends and I had the biggest crabcake I've ever eaten. A highlight of the trip. As was the Nathan's chile dog with chopped onions that I had at a rest stop on the northbound Garden State Parkway in New Jersey. And I'm not kidding about that. A great hot dog.
We also spent time in Mystic and Groton Long Point, Connecticut, where Dee used to visit her grandparents in the summer many years ago. We even found their old house, looking well kept-up and little changed from 1955. And we stopped in Rhode Island and visited old friend Flossy Madison, who is 93 years old and thinks and moves like a 65-year-old.

Back home now, making pots for a firing that will probably happen next week. More inventory for the summer. We sold a few pots over Memorial Day weekend. A few, but it's a sign that the summer's coming. As are the clams we dug in Monument Beach this past weekend. And the flowers blooming in Dee's gardens around the property.
Gotta get the hammock up ...

1 comment:

cookingwithgas said...

top of the morning to you!
Clams! Don't tell Mark, this means keeping a closer eye on him to be sure no plane tickets are bought.
Sounds like a great trip away.
Summer at the Cape has to be different then it was in the fall.