By Ian Serrallier
Valentine, O, Valentine,
I’ll be your love and you’ll be mine.
We’ll care for each other, rain or fine,
And in 90 years we’ll be 99.
We spent most of Sunday in Calvert County with Cheryl, first at Annmarie Gardens for ArtsFest, then at Flag Ponds Park to get in an afternoon at the beach before it gets too chilly. ArtsFest has over a hundred vendors selling all sorts of artwork, particularly glass, jewelry, and Maryland-themed decorations (particularly nautical and beachy), plus food trucks, live music, and just some fun goofy things like gigantic beach balls and romper stompers in among the artwork on loan from the Hirshhorn Museum. We had brought sandwiches, so we had a picnic while listening to The Lovejoy Group, and we looked at lots of jewelry and crafts that were gorgeous.
Then we drove to Flag Ponds, where we took the woods trail down to the beach. There were very few people (and no jellyfish) and the water was as warm as the air. We did not find any shark's teeth, but we saw lots of seagulls plus an egret fishing in one of the estuaries flowing into the Chesapeake Bay, and while we were in the parking lot by the nature center, a pair of eagles flew over us. When eventually we came home in triumphant DC football traffic -- sadly things did not end as well for Baltimore -- we watched A Royal Night Out so we could get our George VI and Lionel Logue fix before Cheryl had to go home, then we watched this week's Vicious.