Alina’s East Coast Bachelorette Party

With just a few more weeks until Alina and Alberto’s Italian wedding, I jetted off to the east coast to join her and several friends for her bachelorette party.

The bachelorette and her entourage

The bachelorette and her entourage

After taking the red-eye from Seattle, I arrived in Baltimore mid-day on Friday, met up with Alina and Atalie who drove down from New York City. We met up with the rest of the girls in DC then headed out to Annapolis, where we spent the night. Atalie ended up driving us and she found some bachelorette-themed window decals and bumper stickers {magnetic!} that we decorated the car with. We had to let everyone know there was a bachelorette on board!

Too Hot to Trot!

Too Hot to Trot!

I was ill prepared for the trip and really didn’t know much about the town of Annapolis, much less where it was on a map. It turns out Annapolis is absolutely adorable. It’s a picturesque east coast town right on the Chesapeake Bay. It’s a busy harbor town with a huge naval academy.

Adorable coastal town

Adorable coastal town

We spent a couple hours at what is apparently the place to go in town, Pusser’s, a restaurant right on the water. Don’t ask me who came up with the name Pusser’s because it certainly wasn’t me. The restaurant had a very lively bar and Alina got a lot of attention from the rowdy patrons, especially because she was wearing a cute tiara with a veil attached to it, along with a “Bachelorette” sash.

Someone playing a musical instrument...

Someone playing a musical instrument…

One of our bachelorette activities for the weekend was to complete a photo scavenger hunt, which meant we had to take a photo with a variety of different people, including a guy with a tattoo; doppelgangers of all of us, Alberto, and Alina’s family; a set of twins; a 3-legged dog and a cop. I think we found about 2/3 of the things on our list. We had fun chatting with the locals trying to accomplish our mission.

One of the photos we had to get was of twins - what are the chances of us finding twins working side by side?

One of the photos we had to get was of twins – what are the chances of us finding twins working side by side?

Saturday morning came bright and early. We got up and moving pretty quickly so we could make it back down to the waterfront to hop on our boat to take us to St. Michaels, the island where Wedding Crashers was filmed. The weather on Saturday really couldn’t have been better. The sky was perfectly clear and it wasn’t too hot. It was just ideal the day for a boat cruise. Our boat trip was two hours each way with just enough time to hop off the boat and grab some lunch and explore the town of St Michaels.

White pants party on a boat

White pants party on a boat

We ate lunch at the famous Crab Claw, where Elena reserved us an awesome table right out on one of the docks where special people get to park their yachts. The girls ordered a dozen blue crabs and had a blast taking instructions from our new friend Brad who was so patient in explaining how to open up the crab and eat it. It was a great stop-off and we had an awesome time on the boat trip.

The Crab Claw

The Crab Claw

St Michaels

St Michaels

After we docked in Annapolis we hopped in the car and headed back to DC to stay at Elena’s apartment for the evening. We took a late evening stroll through the National Mall and got to check out the famous monuments and the White House. I had been to DC before, but not since our 8th grade trip, so it was fun to see the city again.

The White House

The White House

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

I think it’s safe to say we all enjoyed our east coast trip and got pumped for Alina and Alberto’s wedding in just a few more weeks!