Friday, June 3, 2011

XKT And Rosie Have Dinner In Cambridge, Maryland.

After visiting Longwood and Winterthur on the same day, then traveling to Bethlehem, PA, and staying two nights, Rosie was sort of drained. I think XKT suffered too. The travel. The stress. The git-er-dun. We dun it. We left Bethlehem on Thursday and wanted to make it to Cambridge, MD, for the night. We did. We checked into the Comfort Inn since I'm still working them points. Then we headed out to eat. Waterfront. Outdoor seating. There was a drawbridge. Loved it.
Here's the Portside, in Cambridge, MD.
We are seated on the deck. I think XKT knows something about deck seating. She knows to get on the side where the wind blows your hair out of your food- not the side (mine) where it blows my hair into my food. I shall learn from this experience.
Random elbow in front of mandevilla. Here's the menu:
We didn't order desserts, but I need to remember that Chocolate Toffee Mousse with Kahlua.
I liked our waitress, Cindy.
I was served the most ambrosial Cream of Crab soup ever. Soft. Smooth. Silky. Creamy. Crabby.
How do you like my hat? It's a blood-sucking butterfly. I love hats.
Please, Lady, don't jump. If you happen to have read this post about our lunch on the first day of our trip, then you might figure that I'm not ordering the tuna again. Whenever we go out to eat and I order the tuna, Mr. Hawthorne just rolls his eyes and asks me, "When are you ever gonna learn?" And I order the tuna. And it comes mediocre to inedible. Invariably. But Rosie is nothing if not persistent. And predictable. I ordered the tuna.
XKT's crab cake.
My blackened tuna. Excellent fries by the way.
This was not bad. Good flavor. Almost cooked right. This is one the better tuna steaks I've been served. I was very happy.
I had a bite of XKT's crab cake. Sweet crab and lots of it.
We opted for outdoor seating.
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I don't mind a drawbridge as long as I'm not on it. I'm looking at you Alligator River.
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After dinner, we took a tour around this quaint town. Cambridge, founded in 1684, is located on the fertile banks of the Choptank River, which plays a significant role in the local economy for those in the seafood industry harvesting crabs and oysters.
video Here's the waterfront and marina.
video I love the architecture here. The street is cobblestone.
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video This is Christ Episcopal Church, which stands on the site of the original church. Its cemetery contains the graves of local Revolutionary War soldiers. This church has served the community since 1692 and stands today as one of the outstanding examples of Gothic architecture on the Eastern Shore and the State of Maryland. Parishioners originally worshiped in the Court House. With the help of tobacco taxes and the authority of King William, the construction of the first church building was completed in 1694. One hundred years later, it was decided a new building was needed. Because of the Revolution, the Church of England in America was in an awkward political position. Criticism grew and church attendance declined. In 1793, the second building was started. The Church started placing local Rectors instead of British, in parishes, and this helped greatly to rebuild membership. On Thanksgiving Day 1882, the second building was destroyed by fire. The congregation, under the leadership of their Rector, began planning the present structure. Dedicated in 1884, the present building is the third to be located on this site.

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

Glad you were mostly happy with your tuna. I fully expect to read one day that you storm the kitchen and teach the chef how to properly make a tuna steak.