So, Fall is officially here, as much as I hate to admit it. I love being out on the water, especially in my kayak, in the Spring and Summer. And, with the onset of Fall, it seems like an unusually high number of festivals, events, and whatnot going on in the Chesapeake region. As a result, having to pick and choose between any number of fun things to do. For some reason, it feels like everything fell on September 15, 29, October 6, and 27 this year.
Between the Fall Fest going on in Ellicott City this weekend, and Oktoberfest having kicked off at the nearby Blob's Park (German Bier Haus), the Smithsonian Magazine is offering free admission into thousands of nationwide museums tomorrow, some national parks are free too for National Public Lands Day, like Shenandoah National Park (PDF), and all the fundraising events (Best Buddies Maryland, Franciscan Center Baltimore, Grassroots Crisis Intervention, MD SPCA [PDF], The Samaritan Women, and the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults) going on in the surrounding weeks, there's just way too much to do and not enough of me to do it. But the one thing that unfortunately caught my attention way too late is the Pyrate Pub Crawl going on from noon to 6 pm in Annapolis (Naptown) tomorrow afternoon. While I may "try" to make an appearance for a little bit on the way to my evening function from my morning kayak excursion to Mallows Bay in Southern Maryland, I fear I may have to keep my radar on this particular event for next year instead.
In the meantime, a brand new Meetup.com group, Pirates of Chesapeake (Facebook | Twitter), would like to form a group to go even in my absence. So, if you're free tomorrow, and not loaded with too much to do...I suggest you check it out. It sounds quite fun.
I also think I may be needing to upgrade my pirate wardrobe soon. Thank goodness for Etsy.com! Arrr!