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I decided to set my Garmin to avoid highways, after all, one looks pretty much like another, eh? On the way to Annapolis, I stopped at a WWII memorial with a beautiful setting overlooking Annapolis in the distance.
I walked around a bit when I arrived in town, parking wasn't too bad, I parked in a car park around the corner from the visitors center, which is supposedly the best price wise. At the visitors center I found out there was a bus tour of the town that was going to be leaving in a bit, so I walked around some, and then headed back for the bus. It was an interesting tour, driving through the older neighborhoods as well as past the Naval Academy. Many of the homes have plaques on them which tell you when they were built. The color of the plaque is dependent on the era, although some have two colors, the second color meaning that the home was altered or added to at a later date. I did manage to take a picture of a giant goose, although it is not the shot I would have liked. Taking pictures from a moving bus isn't ideal for someone like me.
After the tour, I walked around the downtown area some more as well as down to the water, where there are several statues showing Alex Haley reading his best seller, Roots, to a group of children. Annapolis was the location of the slave market where Kunta Kinte was sold into slavery upon his arrival in America.
There is a lot of history in Annapolis , but even if history is not your thing, there are plenty of nice shops and restaurants to visit.