Friday, July 1, 2011

Baltimore in a Nutshell

Our dogs (meaning feet) are barking tonight! We saw more of Baltimore in one day than a person might think possible! My sister, Barbara, and her husband Kent came all the way from Denver to see us. We took them on the Grand Tour of Baltimore, starting at the Inner Harbor.

After seeing all the fish in the National Aquarium, we took the Charm City Circulator, Baltimore's free and convenient downtown bus, up to Mt. Vernon Square, where we saw the Washington Monument, the beautiful Peabody library, and the incredible Walters Art Museum.

Barbara and Kent thought it would be less offensive to take a picture of this statue in the Walters Art Museum from the rear end!

We moved on to the Enoch Pratt free library, the Baltimore Basilica, and by the time we reached the Lexington Market we were ready for lunch.

We bought our lunch at the Healthy Choice, which turned out to be fairly unhealthy from a pure calorie perspective. We ate in the mezzanine while we listened to the cool jazz sounds of a live band, the Groove.

After a stop at Edgar Allen Poe's grave, we took the bus back to the inner harbor where we caught a water taxi to Fort McHenry. It was a beautiful day for a relaxing ride across the bay.

We loved the new visitor's center at Ft. McHenry and enjoyed learning all about the writing of the Star Spangled banner. It made us proud to have such a great National Anthem!

We finished up with dinner at Amicci's in Little Italy. We're going to curl up in front of the TV now and watch Hairspray (which is set in Baltimore). I ask you, dear readers, have you ever crammed SO MUCH in one day! I think not! The problem is, we left so much unseen. They might have to come back for a second trip to see the things we missed on this one!


  1. It looks like your hike by Red Rocks prepared you for today's marathon.

  2. I'm tired just reading this :)

  3. Wow! What a day! I loved reading all about it, I especially love Crystal's smile in all of the photos, she is so stinkin' cute!