Whenever Sharon and I take a trip, we usually will look up the urban legends surrounding the area. Somewhere in the Chesapeake Bay area, there are legends about an old house in the woods and another about the ghost pirates still looking for their buried treasure in the thick forest. These tales were so intriguing to us that we had to check it out. (Sharon writes about the stories on her blog: (Pirates and Wraiths in the Woods.)
After hitting the beach with our “pirate” scarves on our heads, we then drove along the marsh lands, and into the woods. We found the “Old House Woods Rd” sign and drove down the dirt road. At the end of the road was a gate with “Private Property” on a sign. We drove back to where the road curves, and stood outside the car while the sun was going down. It was basically quiet with a few critters making their presence known. We decided that the pirates were not interested in looking for their treasure that night, so we left. We did find a couple of abandoned houses we thought could be the old house mentioned in the fables, but we were not sure. On the way back to our hotel, we were treated to an amazing sunset.