ROADTRIP Deweys Running of the Bull by tyndale


									ROADTRIP                                                                                                          Dewey’s Running of the Bull

   “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor                                                          301
   Dreamcoat” makes religion rock at the                                                              313                                                                               0                                             15
   Chesapeake Music Hall (through July 10).                              It’s never too early:                                                                                          MILES

      ANNE                                                               Byers Carolers
   ARUNDEL CO.                                                           figurines can be                 Stuck in traffic? Pass
                                    At Hemingway’s,                      found year round                 the time with “Let’s            KENT COUNTY
   Start here                       the luscious Rockfish                at the Christmas                 Play Doctor” or “When                                                                  Delaware
               EXIT 29A             Jessica is quite a dish.             Goose.                           Radio Was,” broadcast                13
                                                                                                          on the tiny 1,000-watt                             113                                            Bay
                          301                                                     QUEEN
    EXIT 24                                 Stevensville                  213                             WKDI-AM 840.
                     FRONTAGE RD.                   EXIT 42                      A N N E ’S                                                                   Do you do bamboo?
                                          EXIT                                   COUNTY                                                                       The Ellendale
                   Annapolis              37               Grasonville
                                         PIER 1        WELLS COVE                                                  The buffalo still                          Trading Co.
                                         ROAD          ROAD                                     404                roam at Colvine                            does—along with                                   The kitschy rooms
   Hey, daddy-o! Dig
                                                                                                                   Bison Farm.                                wicker and rattan.                                at Bewitched &
   the retro ’50s                                                                                  DEEP                                                                                                         Bedazzled B&B pay
   kitchenwares                              Enjoy live music—or                     Driver’s     SHORE       Denton                                                                                            homage to 1960s
   at the Annapolis                          karaoke Thursdays—                      route                                                           36                             1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                TV and golden-
   Antique and                               and a waterside view at                                                               16                  Ellendale                                                age Hollywood.
   Consignment Mall.                         the Jetty Restaurant.                TA L B OT                 CA ROLINE                                                                   5
                                                                                  COUNTY                                   Greenwood
                                                                                                             COUNTY                                               113
                                                                                                                                                                              16                            Lewes
                                                                 Easton                                                       404
                                                                                                                                                                                            Milton                                    LAKE
              Chesapeake                                                            Roughin’ it—sort                                                                                                                      9           AVENUE
                                                                                    of: Martinak State             Farmer Bill’s Market                       Forget your bathing suit?
                 Bay                                                                Park lets you camp             hawks homemade Old                         Get a new one at the                                        1          Rehoboth
                                                                            50      in a cozy cabin.               English Horseradish Sauce.                 California Sunshine                                    24
                                                                                                                                                              Swimwear outlet.                                        Dewey
                                                                                                                                                             SUSSEX COUNTY
WHERE: Dewey Beach, Del.                                                                                                                  13
                                                                                                                                                       9      Chow down on chocolate-chip                             Starboard: Lots
                                                                                                                                                              hot cakes at Rehoboth Diner.                            of fun, no bull
WHY: Karaoke, live buffalo and a couple of loons in a bull costume.                                                                     Laurel                                                                        (well, one bull)
HOW FAR: About 95 miles from Annapolis, or almost two hours.                                                                   24                                                                    113


   In Pamplona, Spain, the annual Running of the Bulls attracts the courageous

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and crazy, who dash frantically through the streets attempting to stay clear of ma-                                                                               MARYLAND
rauding steer. In Dewey Beach, Del., this Saturday, the Starboard bar will host a                                                                                                                                                    528
similar event with one crucial difference: Instead of killer bulls, the threat is . . .                                                                                                                              90
two people in a bull costume.                                                                                                                                                50

   This nine-year-old happening attracts more than 500 people annually, most of

them decked out in Pamplona’s customary white clothing and red bandana. It be-                                                              13                                                                  Ocean City
gins around 2 p.m., when patrons are herded into the parking lot. Then the police                                                                                                                                                    LAN
stop traffic and the crowd crosses the street for the real horseplay: a 10-block run
down the beach, with the not-so-threatening human-bull creature in pursuit. Fes-
tivities end with a “bull fight” between a plastic-sword-wielding matador (a bar

regular) and the bull. Admission is free, and funds raised from T-shirt sales ($10 a
pop) go toward a good cause: supporting neighborhood lifeguards. “Ole!” to that.
   The trip there winds through tourist-friendly cities and a few big pastoral patch-                                                                                                                         95
es. Start at the Annapolis Antique and Consignment Mall, stocked with bygone
items such as “Brady Bunch”-era shirts and 1950s Cushman maple furniture. Just
across the Delaware state line, the rural landscape is broken up by Farmer Bill’s                                                                                                                              301
Market, a quaint roadside stand that sells boxes of homegrown blueberries and                                                      Pocomoke
peaches, as well as home-brewed raspberry preserves.                                                                                    City                                  D.C.             Annapolis
   As you get closer to the bull high jinks, you may be surprised to see four-legged                                                                                                    495
beasts of another sort to your left off Route 16: Those would be bison—80 of ’em—                                                                                                                                               Dewey
raised at the 20-year-old Colvine Bison Farm. Finally, no matter when hunger                                                                        13                                      MARYLAND
pangs strike, the chrome-paneled Rehoboth Diner, open 24 hours a day, will let you                                                                                                                                              50
indulge. You can watch movies on one of two TVs while deciding, “Hm, chocolate                                                            VIRGINIA
cheesecake? Or maybe a cherry danish?”                               — Tony Sclafani

Road Trip maps are available online at, as are addresses
and hours of operation (be sure to check before you go). Have an idea for a trip? E-mail                                                                                                                                                                                     BY JEROME COOKSON FOR THE WASHINGTON POST

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