An artist I know sent an invitation to her show opening at Quiet Waters Park a couple of weeks ago – I wasn’t able to make the event, but took the opportunity on this gorgeous day to grab a friend and go see her amazing cast paper sculptures. Really. The work is abstract and quite beautiful (www.pamfosssculpture.com) and the show, which will be there into the middle of September at the Visitor Center, was worth the trip in and of itself. But I had never been to Quiet Waters Park, either, so it was definitely something to do. The park is sparkling and serene and surprising filled with contemporary statuary, fountains and open acres for picnics and running your dog. It is located on the water at South River and Harness Creek where they will rent you a kayak or pedal boat for exploring along the shore. (www.aacounty.org/recparks)
My friend Sally was along for the day, and the real selling point for getting her to come along on the spur of the moment may have been the art, but was probably a promise of a trip to Jimmy Cantler’s Riverside Inn – a true Maryland crab house on Whitehall Bay. We took a quick stop for photos of the Naval Academy from under the “new” bridge over the Severn River – they have turned the old drawbridge I used to take into a fishing pier.
Then on to Cantler’s for sauteed softshell crabs and a really great crab caprese salad…Yum!
And I don’t know about your house, but the following is not a sign we need posted near our sink –