going to the other side
When people on the Eastern Shore talk about “the other side”, they mean the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay.
But really, it’s a whole lot more than that.
The other side refers to pace of life, of traffic, of population. It means crowds and strip malls and waiting in long lines to cross the bridge.
It means the beltway, Washington DC, Annapolis, northern Virginia, the streets and alleys of Baltimore.
I-95. Crime. People. Traffic. Pressure (as in blood pressure).
And ethnic restaurants.
I can’t wait!