The annual Offshore Powerboat Race brings great excitement to Ocean City!
Gallery, Fine Art Gallery Landmark on the Boardwalk in Ocean
An Art Gallery and a Wild and Crazy Amazing Landmark
on the Boardwalk and 2nd Street in Ocean City
The road sign reads US 50 West. We say good-bye to Ocean City and use a bridge to cross over the Isle of Wight Bay.
Driving west, brings us to Wicomico County also known as the "land between the waters." Salisbury is the county seat and a flourishing business and cultural center.
In CAMBRIDGE on the
Eastern Shore we follow State Route 343 to the west to see where the Choptank River enters
the Chesapeake Bay. Follow the route to its end and you will have a magnificent view of
the Chesapeake Bay from Hudson. There are no facilities available out in this remote
portion. If you take food along, you can have a nice picnic from your car. It is well
worth the side trip. We enjoyed it very much.
Don't forget to stop in Lloyds and take a picture of the historic Spocott Windmill. This windmill is typical of the grist post mills used in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries for grinding grain. Such a windmill built here about 1850 by John H. L. Radcliffe was blown down in the blizzard of 1880. The present windmill was reconstructed in 1972.
One more detour off Route 50 is to ST. MICHAELS. "Good Morning America" presented a show from this seaside town when they covered their Chesapeake Bay bus tour.
We stop at a motel in EASTON. In the diner, a place-mat advertises the National Day of Prayer. I would like to close our first day by reading certain excerpts from this promotional and encouraging material:
Prayer can change America's communities! Time and again, only prayer has proven to be a cure for neighbors torn apart by conflict, crime and deterioration. As true as God's Word, communities can prosper and reinforce the backbone of what makes our country so strong-the love of its people for one another.
In this area, US 50 is called the Ocean Gateway for the Washington metropolitan area. Soon we approach the Bay Bridge, which extends from the Eastern Shore to the mainland across Chesapeake Bay. This is a very large bridge. It has two separate spans and is six miles long. Officially, the bridge is known as the William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge.
ANNAPOLIS is the state capital of Maryland. It is an elegant city that wears its 300 years of history with grace. It is also the home of the US Naval Academy since 1845. Maryland's slogan is: 'More than You can imagine.' This holds also true for Annapolis.
As we approach Washington, D.C., we are fascinated by the roadway infrastructure. We have traveled in Germany and much of Europe. There is no comparison. America can be very proud of its highways. Not only do we have interstates, we also have limited access roads which move traffic most of the time at an uninterrupted speed. Road of the Future explains the history of this roadway nicknamed Interstate 595 in Maryland (US-50 from I-95/I-495 to Annapolis)