Sunday, September 21, 2014

Seeing the Tall ships in Baltimore

huge crowd at the Inner Harbor
The Tall ships arrived in Baltimore the weekend of Sept. 13-14 and we joined our friends Steve and Jane for a walk around the Inner Harbor of the city where the ships were docked.
  The day was perfect- with a blue sky and temperatures in the low 70s. After a nice walk around the harbor we saw a few Blue Angels fly overhead!
We love the carved wooden dog on this ship

The events celebrating the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore — and of Francis Scott Key's writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" as he watched the British fail in their attack on Fort McHenry this week in 1814 — kicked off with the ships' arrival and received an unexpected boost from leaked word of the president's planned visit Friday.

another Tall Ship

Tom at a Tall Ship

Tom, Jane and Steve 
WHAT WAS THE EVENT? - Star-Spangled Spectacular is a free festival that celebrates the 200th anniversary of our national anthem. Tall ships, Navy gray hulls and the Blue Angels will come to Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor to celebrate “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Landside festivals include living history demonstrations, a family fun zone, live musical performances, and Chesapeake food and beverage. Events crescendo on September 13 with a star-studded patriotic concert and extraordinary fireworks display over Fort McHenry and Baltimore Harbor.  More info:

Rob, Steve, Jane, Tom 

An ornamental ship

Interesting carrier ship


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.

About us

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.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next