Saturday, May 3, 2008

Today our car and a 50 mile limit took us 15 miles down the road to Colonial Beach. It's a town located on a peninsula surrounded by the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. That means loads of beaches.

The boys got such a kick out of the water. Not only was there about a million stones to be thrown into the river but there were about a millions birds to chase. Are you starting to see a pattern. There were a variety of gulls and cormorants.

We got lunch at a burger shack from the 70's that had the best onion rings I have ever tasted. Then we walked along the shore looking at people sun bathing, swimming, and fishing off the pier.

It was hot today, about 85, with a nice breeze off the water.

After leaving Colonial Beach we headed over to Fredericksburg to pick up a new grill. It's the pride of the house and we had dinner late because we just had to have grilled chicken tonight. Shawn did the grilling which is fine but when the times comes to grill some ribs I'll be the one at the helm.

After picking up the grill we were driving back home when I came up with the idea of dessert. In King George, one of the towns along the way, there is a store called Mary's Cakery and Candy Store.

We came out with about 25 bucks worth of candy. The boys had a blast at Mary's. They are very generous with the free samples. The boys both tried Vanilla Cream eggs, chocolate covered blueberries, and a chocolate covered potato chip! We also sampled the fudge and brought some home for dessert.

It turns out Mary is this tiny Mennonite woman who makes about 90% of what's in her store. It's full of amazing smells and tastes. It's a great place for trying something new.

Speaking of trying something new, Shawn had his very first soft shell crab last week. They dredged it in flour, deep fried that sucker, and slapped it on a roll. You eat everything on this soft crab.
Shawn said that he should have gotten the crab cake and just wasn't ready for this sandwich of "Bizarre Foods" proportions.
I had the best scallops I've ever had the chance to eat. They were so tender.

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