Saturday, May 4, 2013

Bicentennial Fire on the Potomac

1813 Bicentennial Commemoration

Havre de Grace, MD
If you live on the eastern shore, you should definitely take a road trip to Havre de Grace, Maryland. There are museums and a very nice and scenic promenade. Walking along the promenade there are places where you can stop and read about the history of the area as well as different economical factoids. It is a classic American town that celebrated their bicentennial commemoration with pride. It is a great reminder of the fighting American Spirit.
Another great landmark of Havre de Grace is the lighthouse. For this special occasion the lighthouse is opened and you could go in, usually it is not open for the public's enjoyment. It was great because there were people dressed in period costumes walking around. I was like a child when I saw a decorated soldier (of the time) riding around on a horse. It might not seem like something to get excited about, but for me it was great to see and to be reminded of how, when we stand together, the people of the country can fight for our beliefs and freedoms.
Since we live fairly close to Havre de Grace, we were able to drive there in a reasonable time. There were shuttle buses available to control parking and vehicular crowd control. There were routes to and from the different museums in the area that could house more parking. Police blocked off certain roads and you could walk around, there were games, plenty of shopping opportunities, and great food. I had my first snow ball of the season (black cherry and blue raspberry - yum). Events seemed to be spaced out. First, we went to see the ships that were docked. The Pride of Baltimore II, there was another ship as well, but I do not know the name of the ship since we did not go to the area it was docked in. From there we walked down to the Promenade by the Lighthouse. There was a huge stage and an orchestra was playing, it was very enjoyable. Tomorrow is the last day - so, if you live in the area you should go and celebrate this bicentennial historical event.
Until next time or the next... dream ~ K.E.Nowinsky