Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Janice and Marianne Visit Baltimore

Our friend Janice was visiting Baltimore this weekend and brought her friend Marianne, so we met them for dinner at the Grille 700, located in the elegant Inner Harbor Marriott. The lobby of the hotel looks like a museum! The hotel also has a nice view of the Inner Harbor (it's right on the water).
- After a nice dinner we walked over to nearby Little Italy and enjoyed a sit-down Italian dessert at Baltimore's Vaccaro's Italian Bakery/Cafe. It's the best-ever place to get dessert!
- Following dessert we walked back to the Inner Harbor and saw a 9/11 memorial in front of Baltimore's "World Trade center tower,"  where we took this picture of Janice and Marianne. We were unaware of the memorial, and were glad we stumbled upon it. (You can see the famous "Power Plant" building lit up in the background with the Hard Rock Cafe's famous guitar sign).
- It was a wonderful and short time together, but very memorable. It's always a treat to see old friends and make new ones. 
 - A little about the memorial: Maryland's 9/11 memorial sits in the outdoor plaza of Baltimore's World Trade Center, overlooking the Inner Harbor. Three steel beams from the north tower of New York's World Trade Center — 21/2 tons fused together, twisted and jagged — sit atop a marble platform, on which are inscribed the names of the 68 Marylanders who died in the attacks. Organizers believe the beams formed part of the 94th through 96th floors.

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

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