Hi everyone! I'm back in California, safe and sound. We flew in around 11:00 PM last night which was our 2:00 AM EST. Yikes, am I tired! But, it's good to be home. I had a great time and gathered a lot of information for my next series. I spent the first two days around Baltimore's inner harbor which is where the early city was developed and where my characters will be interacting. Even though the harbor looks very different now, I like to close my eyes and imagine what it looked like back then. I take in the smells and the feel of the wind on my face, which helps me to get a good sense of a place. (Plus, I simply had to sample that Maryland Crabcake--for reseach purposes, of course) I already posted a few pictures of The Constellation, but I'll post a few more here too. And some below of the Naval Academy.
Sailor, firing off a gun
Captain's private bath
View of the Harbor
Cannon on deck
On Friday, my husband and I spent the day an hour south at Annapolis at the Naval Academy. We were able to attend two of our daughter's classes, go to lunch with the midshipmen, watch a full dress parade and attend the Navy football game. It was great to see our daughter! We are so proud of her. She's doing so well at the Academy.
And here's a view of the Academy yard. It's one of the most beautiful college campuses I've ever seen.
And finally, my hubby and our daughter, Christine!
If you've made it this far, I'll be posting pictures of Fort McHenry later in the week. I was able to attend the War of 1812 Reenactment there and captured a battle on video!!
Also, I'll pick the winner of Bride Bargain on Friday and offer another book drawing!
Have a wonderful day!