Experiencing Calvert Cliffs

The Baltimore Sun’s The Darkroom section has a great post on Calvert Cliffs State Park with 30 photos and a short video. From the post:

“The Calvert Cliffs, which rise over 100 feet along 30 miles of the Calvert County eastern coastline, are eroding at a pace of nearly three feet a year, spilling secrets from their clay-rich soil of the world, as it was 15 million years ago during the Miocene era.”

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This Sailboat Bed & Breakfast In Maryland Is The Perfect Summer Getaway

A Maryland bed & breakfast on a sailboat! That’s going on my bucketlist. From a post on the Maryland page of onlyinourstate.com:

“Maryland has dozens of unique bed & breakfasts, a few of which we’ve previously mentioned here. However, none of those come quite as close to the unforgettable experience you’ll have at this charming sailboat bed & breakfast in Annapolis. This floating structure has all the amenities you want and need for an experience to remember.”

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Take a hike: Calvert Cliffs State Park

A visit to Calvert Cliffs State Park is on my bucket list. Here’s a good post from TheBayNet.com about the park. From the post:

“Lusby, MD – I have walked many hiking trails in Southern Maryland, but by far one of my favorites is and remains Calvert Cliffs State Park in Lusby.

The park’s history is tenuous and at times, demonstrates loudly not only the resilience of our ever-changing landscape but reverberates as a tribute to the human spirit.”

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8 Big Mistakes You’re Making With Your Air Conditioner

We’re in a heat wave. This post from Time.com has some good information. Save money while you stay cool. From the post:


“All-time summer heat records keep buckling under the weight of rising global temps—a trend that hits home, literally and figuratively, when you receive your monthly air conditioning bill. Unfortunately, mistakes you’re making with your home AC may be undercutting its efficiency, effectiveness, and safety, experts say.”

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Rest Stop Bathrooms and the Curse of the Low Power Hand Dryer

dreamstime_xs_48754288 - Public BathroomI’ve been on several road trips in the last few months including an 18 hour trip to Florida. I enjoy road trips. I listen to audio books during the drive and the view on scenic roads can be relaxing.

One side effect of a long drive is occasionally, you feel the call of nature. Suddenly, those information signs along the road become important to read. You begin the search for a rest stop, truck stop or some other place to grab a snack and use the facilities. A common ritual on a road trip.

My problem is this. I’ve noticed more and more of the public bathrooms don’t have paper towels. All you get are hand dryers. Most of the time, it’s a low power hand dryer. I can honestly say that low power hand dryer are good for nothing but building frustration.

Now I get it. Paper towels add to landfills. Plus, businesses can save money by not suppling them. My complaint is this. You can’t blow your nose or wipe something off your shirt with a hand dryer. There are times when you need a paper towel in a bathroom.

These low power hand dryers are not working for me. I decided I need a solution for my road trips. Kleenex hand towels to the rescue! I buy a box at the start of the trip. I grab a couple towels before getting out of the car and put them in a pocket. If the bathroom is out of paper or has a hand dryer, I’m covered. I simple reach into my pocket.

I know some of you will think this is no big deal or even silly. My view, it’s a less stressful road trip!

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