Things that make me love the Baltimore area
13.02.2013 65 °F
Every visit I make to Baltimore is specifically to visit family, not blood relatives, but people that have been chosen. I have a great family, don't misunderstand me, but there is something extra special about people you love and who love you regardless of blood. I don't know how many times I've visited them, but each trip is special, busy, yet relaxing and feels like home. We always have fabulous home cooked meals, cocktails, scrabble games, and cuddles with 2 of my favorite pups, (one of whom sadly passed on yesterday).
I have a few favorites from this area, but I have to admit something first... I love visiting the graves of deceased writers, I don't know why, or when it really started even, but it's something I will seek out. Poe being one of my favorites, I love his writing style, the darkness, and of course his love of ravens.
Of course, one of my favorite couples is also nearby in a cute little town perfect for a little day trip.
Seeing as how my travel blog is more of a scrapbook of my memories than it is for anyone else I feel perfectly okay inserting photos that I love, no matter how creepy or odd others may find them, and this little horse is one of those. Found after a hike on an old railroad track north of Baltimore. I assume it was once part of a playground for a school, or maybe a park, but disuse lead to it's raggedy and tragic appearance, which I adore.
Some places I have visited, tours I have taken and enjoyed in Baltimore are below.
Birroteca Pizza and beer http://www.bmorebirroteca.com/
Tir na Nog pub http://www.tirnanogbaltimore.com/homepage.php
The neighborhood of Fell's Point though trendy is still astonishingly enjoyable, there are families, singles, people from every culture intermingling as they should be, the variety of shops and restaurants is varied, and some of the architecture is old enough to be interesting.
Go see a play, pack a picnic, and don't forget your lawn chairs and wine, this is superbly fun http://www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com/
If you're a history buff, you have to spend a day at Fort McHenry, the boat tours that take you out there are pretty nice too.