As we drove in to Annapolis yesterday we noticed a paucity of traffic. That became more apparent as we started driving around the capitol city's streets. Then it dawned on us that it was election day. We had voted by absentee ballot so it was not on our radar what the day was. Fortunately the state capitol was open, the only people around were the security guards. I think it is interesting here to give some of Maryland's history. The colony was named Maryland after Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I of England in 1632. The Maryland State House is the oldest capitol in continuous legislative use since 1779. It had been in a couple other buildings prior to this one. The current building was the peacetime capitol of the United States Continental Congress which met there from November 1783 until August 1784. The old senate chamber, where several historic events pertaining to the Continental Congress took place (as George Washington's resignation as commander in chief of the Continental Army), is closed for repairs. We were able to see the old House of Delegates Chamber which is as it appeared 1876-1905.