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The two RV Gypsies
at the United States Naval Academy
in Annapolis, Maryland
September 26, 2013

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The United States Naval Academy (also known as USNA, Annapolis, or Navy) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in Annapolis, Maryland. Established in 1845 under Secretary of the Navy, George Bancroft, it is the second-oldest of the United States' five service academies, and educates officers for commissioning primarily into the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The 338-acre campus is located on the former grounds of Fort Severn at the confluence of the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay, approximately 33 miles east of Washington, D.C. and 26 miles southeast of Baltimore, Maryland. The entire campus is a National Historic Landmark and home to many historic sites, buildings, and monuments.

Everyone 18 and older must have a photo ID. Only vehicles with USNA IDs, DoD stickers or handicapped tags may enter Naval Academy grounds. The Visitor Center is the first stop on a visit to the undergraduate college of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. Information specialists welcome visitors to view the 13-minute film, Call to Serve, and to take a guided walking tour with a professional, certified guide.

The United States Naval Academy entrance
Karen Duqette and her friend Barbara at the U.S. Naval Academy

Due to Karen Duquette having a problem with her knee, the two RV Gypsies and their friend Barbara Stern were only able to take a short walking tour on their own. They enjoyed the walk beside the water, and bought some nice things in the Visitor Center.

boats in Chesapeake Bay
boats in Chesapeake Bay
boats in Chesapeake Bay

Bill the Goat is the mascot of the United States Naval Academy. The mascot is a live goat and is also represented by a costumed midshipman. There is also a bronze statue of the goat just inside Gate 1, the main gate to the Academy grounds. This statue also plays a role in "Army Week" traditions.

Bill the Goat - mascot
Bill the Goat - mascot
Bill the Goat - mascot
star divider bar

Karen, Lee and Barbara took a short walk through the city of Annapolis, and stopped for lunch.

Annapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Maryland, as well as the county seat of Anne Arundel County. It is situated on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River, 26 miles south of Baltimore and about 33 miles east of Washington, D.C. Annapolis is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. The city was the temporary capital of the United States in 1783-84 and the site of the Annapolis Peace Conference, held in November 2007, at the United States Naval Academy. Annapolis is the home of St. John's College.

view of Annapolis from the WWII Memorial
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MD state flower

The two RV Gypsies would like to have spent more time in Annapolis, but Karen Duquette's knee was bothering her. But they hope to return again to visit Barbara and rent Segways to tour Annapolis properly.

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Menu for the two RV Gypsies Adventures in Maryland
September 25-29, 2013

You may visit these five (5) sites in any order you choose. The page you are on is grayed out (not underlined). There is also a link to Delaware below.

bullet United States Naval Academy in Annapolis

bullet World War II Memorial

bullet Boating on The Magothy River

bullet Westminster with cousins

bullet Washington DC / Capitol KOA campground

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