. . . cried "May Day!" in Annapolis. On both sides of Spa Creek, on the quaint brick streets and Colonial row houses of downtown Annapolis and along the more relaxed waterfront of neighboring Eastport, the flowers of spring bloom ebulliently May 1 on the front doors and porches of stores and homes. In a tradition that has gone on for nearly a half-century, hundreds of residents and shop owners join to create enormous baskets of fresh-cut flowers. The baskets stay up past the May Day contest, and it is, in Annapolis -- this place that loves to party and look pretty -- yet another pungent and cheerful greeting of spring.
Know of a uniquely Washington area experience, a place you always take out-of-towners or the thing you'd miss most about the region?