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Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Last Day of Summer

It’s hard to believe it’s almost Fall already!! This week, hear in Baltimore, has been great; a little cool in the early morning and night, but otherwise quite warm. We really did enjoy visiting this town and plan to return, you can tell by the length of our stay; it was to be only 2 nights!!!

Baltimore, from our experience, is one of the friendliest towns we have ever visited. The people here are so nice, one would think Baltimore was located in the Deep South. Wherever we went, if someone on the sidewalk saw us looking at a map, they’d stop and ask if we needed help finding something. More often than not, a local resident would save the day and save us lots of time and many steps. It was through the help of locals that we found Chiapparrelli’s Restaurant, Shuckers Bar (with its free buffet on Friday night) and the historic Lexington Market, just to name a few.

We toured many of the local attractions during our stay here. Almost four hours was devoted to the Baltimore Aquarium alone. Divided into four sections, the aquarium features a live dolphin show, a tropical rainforest exhibit, an Australian exhibit and aviary and the main saltwater aquarium; each of these in it’s own four story building. We also visited the World Trade Center (28 stories tall), the Maritime Museum, the Museum of Industry and Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Oriels baseball team (my favorite!!!) There is so much to see in Baltimore that in our four days here just wasn’t enough. Gordon and I can hardly wait to come back and spend a week or two here.

I thought it would be best if I did a slide show of our adventure, that way, you can enjoy the many photos of what we saw in Baltimore.

I wish we could share the food we had, too!! The only complaint my legs have is the amount of walking we did…even Schooner was worn out from all of it…LOL! It was by choice to walk, however, even though there was a water taxi available. I would say we averaged 5 miles a day back and forth into the inner harbor. I know we wore friends Catherine and Garry out on Friday when we walked to Camden Yards and the Oriel Field, but it was such a great day to take in all the sights and “taverns.” It was nice of them to show us about Baltimore and catch up with them on their travels. Thanks again Guys!

1 comment:

The Quint Family said...

great slide show... I'm jealous of all the sites you're seeing!