We went to Annapolis. I head up that way a lot to visit faire friends but usually don't wind up downtown, which was our destination for the day. We went for a specific reason (which I'll update about later), but as we were strolling down some of the side streets, The Boy casually pointed out an apartment for rent (which has become a habit of ours). "I would live here in a heartbeat." I confessed. Without missing a beat, he responded. "Absolutely."
Long story short, we're not exactly in the position to move anywhere in the immediate future unless That Deal pops up that is just too good to pass up. But it looks like our circle of Places to Look has expanded a bit.
As we got closer to the water we hit the main drag of Annapolis, and when we came around the corner this was the first thing I saw:
Do you have one of those staple places from college or something similar that you no longer have where you are located now? Because out of all the things NC had that I miss, this is in the top 3. It was literally a block from my apartment and they delivered late into the night and when I said "The Booth in O'Dell" they knew exactly what I was talking about on those long theatre days. Are they the best subs I've ever had? Taste-wise, no. Nostalgia-filled, absolutely. I compare it to my mom's love for White Castle, because she used to be able to walk to one from her childhood home in Jersey.
We didn't eat here, because if you put anything up against an Irish pub the pub will win every time. But The Boy ducked in here to use the restroom and when he walked out I had a dumb grin on my face and asked him "was it wonderful and magical in there?" and he smiled and pat me on the head because I am precious. Not like I needed another reason to visit Annapolis 100 times this spring/summer/fall, but this? Totally on the To Do List.
Do you have a similar place that holds the same nostalgia for you? I'd love to hear about it!