Initially, when I first heard we were moving to Southern Maryland, I was excited for a change of scenery. Although, in January as we began to settle into our new home, I realized Southern Maryland is a lot like eastern North Carolina. There's plenty of farm land, country accents are not only accepted but also encouraged, and tractor pulls are prevalent (just a side note: I've never, ever been to a tractor pull in my life). We are close to D.C., Annapolis, and Baltimore which are all bustling cities that make for awesome day trips. But don't count out our new home turf for fun and entertainment.
I think Matt and I discover something new to do each month, and we are learning that Southern Maryland has tons to offer! Just this week we experienced the county fair and all its glory. It was not much different than Nash or Wilson County fairs. We enjoyed funnel cakes, candied apples, and we were able to pet some of the finest, award-winning farm animals in the county.
There are several wineries in and around St. Mary's County. Yesterday we finally visited Woodlawn Farm and enjoyed a wine tasting. The farm was gorgeous, and the wine was great! We will most definitely be visiting again soon. I can't wait to tour other wineries in the area.
|cute little sheered sheep|
|and big Clydesdales|
|how to eat a funnel cake...|
|giant pumpkin, funnel cake (half cinnamon sugar/ half powdered sugar), me and chickens, Matt and a caramel apple|
|yummy food at Spinnakers|
|Point Lookout Marina|
|Woodlawn Farm (Slack wine tasting)|
|the wine connoisseur|
|love wine tastings|
We're enjoying where we live and continuing to explore new places every week! My only complaint and one huge difference between Eastern NC and St. Mary's County: no boiled peanuts. I have been craving them since June! Surely, the fair would have boiled peanuts, right?! No. No boiled peanuts at the fair, on the side of the road, at the local convenient store, or anywhere for that matter. I am shocked, so I guess I'll be making my own boiled peanuts this year...