Anna Who?


When Dad said we were going for crab - I had no idea it was in the place that was once the capital of the United States! It's true, Annapolis was once the capital of the United States after the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783. Oh and George Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in 1784 and the Maryland State House still has Washington's personal copy of his resignation speech on display in it's rotunda.

Annapolis is ALSO home to the US Naval Academy, “Naptown” is what they call it here and it has a whole lot of military and college traditions. I guess that's what happens when you have a military and college in the same city. The little town was busy with activity, they just had a football game. WE saw so many Navy people dressed in their 'formals' - at least to us they looked formal.

Mom and Dad asked if we'd like to go to the Navy Academy for school, but once I saw their schedule I said, 'no thank you.' A typical school schedule, what's a meal formation????

  • 5:30 a.m. Arise for personal fitness workout (optional)

  • 6:30 a.m. Reveille (all hands out of bed)

  • 6:30 - 7:00 a.m. Special instruction period for plebes

  • 7:00 a.m. Morning meal formation

  • 7:15 a.m. Morning meal

  • 7:55 - 11:45 a.m. Four class periods, 50 minutes each

  • 12:05 p.m. Noon meal formation

  • 12:10 p.m. Noon meal

  • 12:50 - 1:20 p.m. Company training time

  • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Fifth and sixth class periods

  • 3:45 - 6:00 p.m. Varsity and intramural athletics, extracurricular and personal activities; drill and parades twice weekly in the fall and spring

  • 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Evening Meal

  • 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. Study period

  • Midnight. Taps for all midshipmen

Annapolis was a nice stop along our eastern drive, it was quaint and memorable, but i'm not going to school here!