Thursday, August 5, 2010

St. Michaels, MD

For my aunt’s 60th bday, she wanted to go somewhere, just the girls, and picked St. Michaels, MD.

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1. The Group
“The Girls” is a small group comprised of my grandma,

DSC06840 Me and my cousin,DSC06841 And my mom and aunt.DSC06790

2. The Hotel
We went for a long weekend and stayed at the Harbor Inn.

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We had a great view from our room, right into the harbor and all the boats.DSC06859 
3. The Massage
My grandma decided to get my aunt a massage from the hotel while we were there, but my aunt surprised us and offered to get all of us a 30-min Swedish massage.

I had never had a massage before, and it was an interesting experience.  I mean, it was very relaxing and it stopped my neck and back from cracking for days, but while I was getting it done all I could think about awkward the situation was (maybe it was because it was completely silent with relaxing music interrupted by the masseuse clearing her throat every minutes).

It was fun to feel pampered, though.

4. The crabs
When you’re staying in the Chesapeake, it would be pretty much sacrilegious to eat dinner anywhere other than a sea food restaurant. 

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Maryland is known for their blue crabs, and they show up everywhere, even in the oysters.

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The second night, my cousin and aunt decided to try the blue crabs (which aren’t very blue after they’re cooked…).

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It started out just fine, but as they tore apart the crabs more and more, it got pretty….disgusting.

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My aunt and Diana did eventually get used to them and ate all 12. I, however, could not finish my chicken parmesan, since ever since I saw the crab guts, everything seemed to have lost its flavor. #seafoodsuxx

5. The conclusion
All in all, St. Michaels is a really really cute town and harbor and is perfect for short get-a-ways.  There’s a downtown area with really awesome shops, none of them chintzy. There was a pool at the hotel, but we never used it, opting to hang out in the room, overlooking the boats and having wine and cheese.  Great weekend with the fam!

DSC06813 Mom, hair blowing in the wind.

DSC06849 How creepy is this?? This was in an ice cream shop.

DSC06861 Grandma talking to a mannequin in a restaurant.
I don’t know why there was a mannequin in the restaurant.

DSC06857My aunt on her makeshift bed, with her “bed extensions.” 
(She didn’t have a bed because we had 5 people staying in the room, instead of the 2 that we told the hotel…Illegal much?)

DSC06842 Me and Di.

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For the comments: Have you ever been to St. Michaels? What’s your favorite place for a weekend get-a-way?

5 comments:

Mimi said...

that place looks beautiful, i think i'm gonna have to go for a visit sometime. i love that picture of your hotel, soo beautiful! it looks like you all had a blast, and you guys look pretty! :)

<3, Mimi
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Mom said...

We didn't break THAT many laws, did we? Hmmmmmmm.......

Vanessa said...

Looks gorgeous & so much fun! Girls weekends away are always wonderful! 8)

Victoria said...

Small world! My sister, mother and I had a girls weekend getaway in May, and of all the places in the world, my Mom picked St. Michaels as well! Looks like we ate at the same places, (including that ice cream shop... who could forget that baby eating shark?!?) Just thinking about it makes my mouth water for crabs and a cold Corona!

Emily said...

your family ALL has special faces to make in pictures!! :)