Carl Sagan, Cosmos (1934-1996)
For the last two weeks in July, and extending through the end of August, we have a new extended stay special to offer. Stay Longer, Save More allows you to save up to 25% on an extended stay here at the Brampton. As you might expect from it’s name, the more nights you stay, the higher the discount. And like most of our specials, it’s valid Sunday through Thursday, for just about the rest of the summer! Now there’s incentive to extend your stay just a bit longer to fit in just one more activity or day trip. Or two.
Golf. Bike. Kayak. Nap. Swim. Eat. Drink. Read. Nap. Road trip to . . .Annapolis, Chesapeake City, Longwood Gardens & Winterthur, Dover Downs. Nap. See live music. Do a puzzle. Pick your own fruit. Eat ice cream. Nap. REPEAT! You get the idea.
Of course, we cannot emphasize strongly enough, just how pleasant it is to be able to plan on doing nothing. Or at the very least, plan on not having a plan. Just see what the day brings. How often do you get that chance? Not very, we’re guessing. So if you’re lucky enough to have some time to get away , why not stretch your dollar and your calendar as far as they’ll go? Book a longer stay with us, and save more money. Spend it on dinner or decoys or just keep it in your pocket. It’s your choice.
This is only the second year that we’ve had the fire-pit here at the Brampton, and it’s already become part of a tradition: 4th of July hot dogs and burgers by the fire and then a “private showing” of Chestertown’s fireworks display. They can be seen from the property after all, so it’s kind of like they’re doing it just for us! Michael mows the grass down low in the field by their house, and guests bring their lawn chairs and adult beverages.
It promises to be a fun weekend with the July 4th celebration coming on the heels of First Friday, when the shops and galleries stay open late and folks stroll the sidewalks from place to place, usually with another adult beverage in hand…It’s always a festive evening!
Also on Friday, the 3rd, as long as you’re not drinking, take a drive down to Rock Hall and watch the fireworks display on the bay. (Yes, they have fireworks on the 3rd of July. The more the merrier, right?) The best place to see them, though is from a boat ON the bay. Check with Captain Mark and his First and Only Mate Suzanne of Blue Crab Chesapeake Charters to see if they have an opening. It’s quite the experience.
What are some of your traditions for Independence Day? We’d love to hear about them, especially if they revolve around food! Burgers and dogs are fairly old school, but when is the last time you broiled a hot dog over a campfire? Here’s your chance!
See you ’round the fire pit!!