Located on the Johns Hopkins campus...
The most memorable and remarkable part of this museum is actually outside... a six-seater brick outhouse located in the back yard. Apparently most people razed the outhouses when they got indoor plumbing. But thiss one was saved. (Originally, it was one of a matched pair.)
Another interesting thing is the beautiful floor cloths, custom made for the house. A great craft project.... instead of buying a rug for your house, you paint your own!
Built in 1801. A virtual tour is on the web site.
Fry's is a small family owner service center. A couple of nice, helpful guys to fix your car.
I came to Frys when I had a tire puncture from a nail in the road. The guys were very helpful, they removed the pire and plugged it, the reinstalled.
THe total cost was very reasonable: $6. Small towns are great!
We take our cats here, after a reccomendation from our neighbors. Dr. Amin is very nice, and we have been very pleased with the service here. As are our cats. In some "bigger city" vet clinics, we have found difficulty comminicating with the vet, a rushed attitude, and higher costs.
Dr. Amin is helpful and the costs are reasonable. Also, her treatment practices are conservative. We took in our slightly limping 13 year old cat, and the first thing she tried was a half baby asprin, not the more expensive and stressful x-ray. The a baby asprin worked, and we are very pleased.
A friend's infant was born with several serious birth defects, including a heart problem. They were referred to Johns Hopkins. I think it is the major place for serious pediatric issues. The heart issue was corrected without a highly invasive procedure.
He had multiple surgeries and proceedures at JHU, and is doing just fine now, growing well and thriving.
I am really impressed by how well the family was kept informed and educated. The mom had to do a lot of home care, and she was trained in all of the different steps and proceedures.
I got my undergraduate degree at JHU. And I have to say, it has helped me on occasion. But not that much, really. Recent studies have shown that "middle class", "high acheiving" kids actually have equal or BETTER career outcomes if they go to "state" schools instead of expensive private schools. Having attended a "state school" graduate school, I have to agree. Communication and leadership skills, NOT a private school diploma, will get you a good job and career. So I would not suggest attending this school if you will accrue extra debt to do it. There is not magic here. But if they give you a huge scholarship (they won't) then go for it!
So, if anyone from the JHU is listening, here are some issues a JHU engineeing alumni would like to have noticed:
* almost no female professors. During my stay at JHU, the # of women engineering profs decreased, as one after the other was denied tenure (yes, I was counting@!)
* faculty are researched-focused, not teaching focused (also a problem at big state schools)
* racial diversity lacking in the student body. Also ecconomic diversity.
* security on and off campus is a problem.
But, I did get good undergraduate research experience. Thank you!
PROS: Great library
Located a few blocks from the main beach. Cape May is a great place for walking and biking. Especially early in the season before it gets too crowded with all of the tourists.
THis bike rental place has not just regular bikes, but also 2-seater, and 4-seat bikes. Great for a family "drive: around Cape May. Fresh air, exercise and vacation all together! In May, rent a bike and check out the Saturday morning yard sales. Lots of good deals!
I really love Cape May. Especially in May before is is too crowded with tourists everywhere. Too cold for swimming, but just right for a walk on the beach.
This is a great day trip/cruise to take in Cape May. The cost is up to $30 for 2-3 hour trip. But really worth it! Take the cruise and see whales, dolphins, birds and more. Runs April to November. And they have a new 90 foot ship this year!
Tucked away on a hillside location in Camp Springs Maryland, is the Davies UU Church. A smaller congregation, but caring, tolerant, and culturally diverse.
Lots of activities for kids and classes for adults. I have been to some really wonderful concerts here over the years. Also, and annual book sale and flea market.
If you are a "non church going" type and looking to get married or have a commitment ceremony, consider a Unitarian Church.
I used to be a member here in the "old" days, when Bev and Dave Bumbaugh were ministers. This is a large, active and growing Unitarian Church. A great place to meet interesting, open-minded people. Lots of activities for kids and adults. Friendly minister.
Beautiful grounds. A combination of Victorian era buildings and modern buildings. Garderns suitable for large or small outdoor weddings.
Major annual book sale. Fall holliday shop. And more!
My family member takes her 2 Hondas here. She has been very satisfied with the service. With the older car, she asked for only work needed to insure safety, and not anything else. The auto mechanics listened, treated her with respect, and were very willing to discuss the vehicle issues with her.
Also, they let here come into the garage so they could show here the exact issues with the car. Highly recommended for your Honda service. Though I have to mention here that my experience is the Hondas keep running and running and never need service! I was very happy with my little Honda Civic. And great gas mileage!