St. Michael's is known as "the town that fooled the British" due to the clever action of early settlers. During the early morning hours of August 10th, 1813, British barges off the coast of St. Michael's planned an attack on the town and a harbor fort. The people of St. Michael's got word of the impending attack and hoisted lanterns high up onto the masts of their sailboats and into the tops of trees. The high lights caused the attacking British to overshoot the town. The rouse worked and only one house in St. Michael's was hit by cannon fire. That house still stands as a private residence and is known as the "Cannonball House." The cannon ball fell through the top of the roof and rolled down the stairs. The Cannonball House is located on Mulberry Street, adjacent to St. Mary's Square.
I acquired a George Washington (it's for the university, but just says George washington, with his face in a little cameo in the center) sweatshirt somehow - BHK got a giant one for her tiny mama, and it made it back to our house for laundry. It fits me, and I have since claimed it as my own.
I cannot tell a lie. I spilled some cherry pie on my George Washington sweatshirt. Irony? Or just me being a slob? Who says it can't be both?!
We roamed the mostly silent roads and sidewalks of St. Michael's... I'd say at least 2/3 of the shops were closed for the season, due to reopen in late march... but we did visit a few nifty spots that were open. A "Shabby Chic" sort of shop to get BHK a hair band and a tiny statue of liberty salt shaker, a wool store full of nifty yarn, a coffee shop that had mancala boards out (though we didn't pause long enough for a game. Just as well - she'd have trounced me soundly, no doubt) - swept by the radio-research base to look at all of the spinny-antenna stuff, and get photographed by the man.
My big purchase of the day was an assortment of hot sauces. 44 cloves garlic sauce sounds especially yummy. More in depth reviews to follow as we try them.
Some shots from today, more to follow tomorrow, as flickr uploader figures out what I want.
a closed but "to be revisited" action figure / gamer / skateboarding store called the Bunker, Delicious and Cheap Natty-Boh Beer, A cafe that looks fresh off of the Prisoner TV series
Geodesic Dome home! It was 4 or 5 stories tall.
Count Chocula's hideout, near the Marine Museum
Cool house, rules on ball-cap wearing next to betty boop, and decorative cabbage.
Peace graffiti, kitty sign, fisherman bear.
Iron Fence, more cool cabbage, headstones at the church
More of the cool church and graves.
Hey! More history! Frederick Douglass was a slave here! Thankfully, he moved on to other venues.
see also - some attempts (not all successful) at a new panoramic stitching technique.
We ended the day at general tanuki's - the bubba roll (coconut shrimp w/ avocado & peanut drizzle) and asparagus tempura rolls were especially good. we may end up taking larry there next time we get a sushi jones.. they do burgers (and some yummy looking specials), too! BHK and I split a Natty Boh and some spring rolls... it was a great end to a lovely day of walking around, getting some fresh air and just being together.
After we got back home, we watched the Prestige. I liked it, save for the ending. The buildup and interaction was good, but the closing was a little screwy. - I didn't like the Tesla device / tank element.
Do Kev and Paul have to deal with Cthulhu at Guantanamo bay ?
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