Day at Solomons Island, Maryland

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Solomons Island

Everyone woke up relatively early, which was impressive because we all got quite intoxicated over the campfire the night before--or was it just me?  Danielle and Kelc made breakfast as we got ready to head down to Solomons Island to take a boat tour of the Patuxent River. 

The first thing we saw was the Drum Point Lighthouse (see below).  The Lighthouse is now housed at the Calvert Marine Museum and is one of three remaining screwpile, cottage type lighthouses.  It served the Chesapeake Bay at the beginning of the twentieth century and was decommissioned in 1962.  The lighthouse was moved to its present location in 1975 due to a number of vandalisms.  After we purchased our 3:00pm river boat tour tickets, we eagerly headed to the local infamous Tiki Bar.

One of three remaining screwpile lighthouses

The Tiki Bar was good for a few beers.  Yes, I said beers!  Anyone who knows me, knows beer is not my thing.  But due to a power outage, a general lack of cash, and an unwillingness to pay $7 for a margarita, I settled on a Miller Lite.  We sat out in the sand and talked for almost an hour until it was time to head back.  I am proud to say I finished two beers.  My friends were so astonished to see me chugging beer with them, they had to take a picture of it.  The best thing about the Tiki Bar....yes, the popcorn, big scrumptious bowls of popcorn.

The river boat tour was awesome and lasted about an hour.  Being on that boat reminded me what living was all about: living each moment to the fullest.

Thomas Johnson Bridge
  We live for the moments when beauty surrounds us, permeates us and its grip on us is so strong that we cannot see anything ugly.  It was bittersweet knowing how much my friends mean to me and knowing that I was going to be leaving in August.  The greatest moment was staring out across the water and knowing that each of us was so full of hope for the future.  Our dreams were there.

After the boat ride we headed down the main road to look for a place to eat.  It was 4:00pm and we were all starving so we settled on Catamaran's Restaurant.  Big mistake.  Our decision rested solely on the fact that drafts were only a dollar from 4pm-8pm.  Personally, I can't stand beer so I ordered a margarita.  The service was terrible.  For one, our server never brought us any silverware or napkins.  Napkins happened to be extremely important in this case because both Miche and Kelc ordered chicken wings.  We had to practically beg our waitress to bring us more drinks (which ended up costing me dearly because margaritas were $7 each) and we waited nearly 30 minutes to get her to bring our check.

 

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Solomons Island
Solomons Island
One of three remaining screwpile l…
One of three remaining screwpile …
Thomas Johnson Bridge
Thomas Johnson Bridge
Drum Point Lighthouse
Drum Point Lighthouse
Danielle and Miche proud of their …
Danielle and Miche proud of their…
Kelc at the Tiki bar
Kelc at the Tiki bar
Miller lite anyone?
Miller lite anyone?
Sailboat on the Patuxent River
Sailboat on the Patuxent River
Solomons
photo by: diisha392