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    Road Trip USA: Chesapeake City, Maryland

     

    There is quaint and there is QUAINT!  Chesapeake City, Maryland is the distillate of cute East coast seaport village.

    Old wooden houses from America's past. 

     

    I love these old wooden houses . . . 

     

    It is November, so the  tourists have gone.  Very colonial.

     

    Chesapeake City is an old town that was cut in half when the 1839 when the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal was built.  A draw bridge was replaced with a bridge high enough to handle supertankers . . . high above the old village.

     

    The high bridge across the canal.  The other half of Chesapeake City is on the other side.

     

    The bridge dominates the skyline from everywhere in the village.

     

    Chesapeake City is a pleasant place to stroll around on a chilly November afternoon.

     

    It was my daughter's birthday, so I took her and the granddaughter out for lunch in a sweet old canal side restaurant.

     

    Beautiful November light . . .

     

    We ate on the enclosed veranda of the old restaurant.

     

    We continued our walk around the tiny village where we discovered this tiniest of shops.

     

    Although tourist season was over, some of the gift and knickknack shops were open.  I loved these table legs in a clothing shop.

     

    The next time I come to Delaware (just across the bridge) to visit my daughter, my wife and I may stay here.

     

    Autumnal crab pots.  My daughter pointed out that I have many, many crab pot photos from around the world.  True.

     

    Some of the summer tourist shops were closed, like this ice cream establishment . . . not needed on this very cold day.

     

    An idyllic American colonial village.  Sweet.

     

    Beautiful autumnal/Halloween display.

     

    Such a nice afternoon spent.  There were several of these old places for sale (hhmmmmm).  We saw some of these being fixed up for AirBNB businesses.

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