I had a mini-vacation Father's Day weekend. I spent some time at the Inn at Huntingfield Creek in Rock Hall (Kent County) on Maryland's Eastern Shore. This was my third stay with Jim and Joanne and their doggy friends. Yes, I'm in love with the Inn. It is nothing short of fabulous. Check out their website to see some photos and get additional information.
I arrived on Friday afternoon, and before checking in I drove around Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge and stopped in at their small visitor's center. They have some nice paths that go through the marshes to the bay. Red-winged blackbirds were in abundance! I didn't see any herons, though. For more information, here is a link to their site.
After that, I headed to the Inn and eventually to the pool to cool off! It was very relaxing, although, I had a visit from a black snake. He was just passing through so no harm (I can do snakes just fine...spiders, on the other hand, well, let's not talk about them!). Friday night, I went to Waterman's for dinner. While dining on their deck, I was visited by Ma and Pa mallard. I also tried to study the huge yacht anchored nearby while not attracting the owner's notice. It was massive and in excellent condition!
Saturday morning I headed into Chestertown for their farmer's market. It is so cute and has a variety of food, veggies, flowers, pottery, and other products. I highly recommend it! I also window-shopped in Chestertown before having a late lunch at the Lemon Leaf Cafe. The food was good and the service prompt. After that, can you guess where I headed?? If you said "to the pool," you are absolutely correct. The Inn has a saltwater pool that is very refreshing! I didn't do anything fancy for dinner on Saturday night. I ran to the grocery store in town, which was surprisingly well-stocked, and picked up some food. I had Java and Bayla (two of the Inn's chocolate labs) keeping me company. More than likely, I'm sure they were hoping I would share some of my treats.
I'll continue with my weekend in another post, but for now, I want to share some pictures. And, if you ever need a place to stay in Kent County, you've got to check out the Inn at Huntingfield Creek!