History is always better when there's a chance to let it interact with all five of your senses. We just visited two of Salisbury's most notable historic homes Pemberton Hall (circa 1741) and the Poplar Hill Mansion (circa 1795). Both homes have had extensive restoration and also have very friendly and knowledgable guides to give tours. Walk through history. Touch it. Hear it. See it. Smell it. And since you can't taste anything at these homes stop by Market Street Inn for a delicious meal.
TIP: Try the key lime pie!
I have "See a NASCAR race" way up at the top of my bucket list. We just took a tour of the Dover International Speedway, affectionately referred to as the Monster Mile. The tour took us through all the VIP spots in this 500 million dollar venue. The winners podium, the garage, pit row, and even the press facility. Pretty cool right? Tough to make any cooler right? How about doing the the whole thing on a segway from Segzone?! Annnnnd wrapping up the tour with a full lap on the track at top segway speed...12.5mph! Not quite the 180mph that the stock cars are doing we had a tough time matching their pace of three laps a minute. It was so awesome!
TIP: If going to the races tickles your fancy head over to the track for their upcoming Fall Triple Header Weekend September 29th- October 2.
Beer is good. It's the consensus of generations and who am I to disagree? The delmarva peninsula has more than it's fair share of craft brewers and I'm happy to report that collectively they're kicking butt! It only seems fitting that on this holiday weekend we should pay our resects to the day of labor with the world's best mistake, beer! Do yourself a favor. Swing by your local beer shop and pick up a six pack of something local and support the home team!
TIP: Most of the local breweries offer tours & tastings. Check their respective websites for more details
Cruise through some of Delaware's most scenic areas and support five local organizations at 25th annual Amish Country Bike Tour this September 10th in Dover, Delaware. Early bird registration is over, but you can still ride with the nearly 1400 cyclists.
And its ok if you're just in it for the pie, its amazing!
TIPS: If you're bike needs a tune up, keep eyes peeled for Dave's Road Bikes, Inc. who will serve as the rolling bike shop the day of the event.
Kiteboarding is a relatively new sport. It's roots touch on surfing, windsurfing and wakeboarding but there's one major addition. A huge kite! Kiteboarding is catching on here in delmarva in a big way and East Of Maui Surf Shop in Dewey Beach is leading the charge. They are the only shop in area to stock a full range of the equipment and offer private lessons at all levels. The wind season is about to kick in again so give them a shout and get in the game!
TIP: I highly recommend Jaime, he's very friendly and knowledgable!