Thursday, September 10, 2015

Jim's Visit #1: Touring Baltimore!

L to R: Rob, Jim, Jeff, Tom (in back)
In August our friend Jim visited us from Massachusetts. He stayed with us for a long weekend and we toured him around in Baltimore, Ellicott City, and Annapolis. In this blog you'll see some of the things we did in Baltimore that you may want to visit. It's always great to see an old friend, and even more fun when one stays with us over a long weekend. 

For our trip to Baltimore, our friend Jeff joined us for the fun. 

Fells Point with pubs and shops
BALTIMORE LONG WALK- We decided to park in the Federal Hill neighborhood on the western part of the Inner Harbor and walk through the Inner Harbor all the way to Fells Point (It's a 6 mile round trip). 


FELLS POINT NEIGHBORHOOD (Baltimore)-  Named for the Englishmen who founded a ship-building company here in 1726 that would go on to produce the famous "Baltimore Schooners", Fell's Point is a spirited waterfront community in perpetual celebration of Baltimore's British nautical roots.There's also a great haunted walking tour!

Buildings in Fells Point
A Fells Point Bar

  Explore the 18th- and 19th-century homes and storefronts – most were once one of the "three B's": boarding houses, brothels and bars. 

Named for the Englishmen who founded a ship-building company here in 1726 that would go on to produce the famous "Baltimore Schooners", Fell's Point is a spirited waterfront community in perpetual celebration of Baltimore's British nautical roots.
The neighborhood's visage has remained largely unchanged since its founding and attracts many visitors. Explore the 18th- and 19th-century homes and storefronts – most were once one of the "three B's": boarding houses, brothels and bars. Chesapeake Bay cuisine is at its best here too, whether you crave oysters on the half shell at a local pub, or fresh seafood at an upscale restaurant.
- See more at: http://baltimore.org/neighborhoods-maps-transportation/fells-point#sthash.ccXFxYcG.dpuf
Named for the Englishmen who founded a ship-building company here in 1726 that would go on to produce the famous "Baltimore Schooners", Fell's Point is a spirited waterfront community in perpetual celebration of Baltimore's British nautical roots.
The neighborhood's visage has remained largely unchanged since its founding and attracts many visitors. Explore the 18th- and 19th-century homes and storefronts – most were once one of the "three B's": boarding houses, brothels and bars. Chesapeake Bay cuisine is at its best here too, whether you crave oysters on the half shell at a local pub, or fresh seafood at an upscale restaurant.
- See more at: http://baltimore.org/neighborhoods-maps-transportation/fells-point#sthash.ccXFxYcG.dpuf
Named for the Englishmen who founded a ship-building company here in 1726 that would go on to produce the famous "Baltimore Schooners", Fell's Point is a spirited waterfront community in perpetual celebration of Baltimore's British nautical roots.
The neighborhood's visage has remained largely unchanged since its founding and attracts many visitors. Explore the 18th- and 19th-century homes and storefronts – most were once one of the "three B's": boarding houses, brothels and bars. Chesapeake Bay cuisine is at its best here too, whether you crave oysters on the half shell at a local pub, or fresh seafood at an upscale restaurant.
- See more at: http://baltimore.org/neighborhoods-maps-transportation/fells-point#sthash.ccXFxYcG.dpuf


Koopers Tavern in Fells Point
LITTLE ITALY - No visit to Baltimore is complete without walking through the 12 or so blocks that make up Little Italy. The smell of the food from the restaurants is worth it alone. THE BEST DESSERT - Of course we had to go to Vaccaros Italian Bakery Cafe for dessert. People even go there to have dessert for lunch! 
Italian Festival in Little Italy
     Aside from the food, Little Italy has events, bocce ball and open-air cinema during July and August where people set up folding chairs on one block and watch Italian themed movies on a giant screen (on the side of a building). Other tourist attractions in Little Italy to explore are the Star Spangled Banner Flag House, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, and the Baltimore Civil War Museum at President Street Station.

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Aside from the food, Little Italy offers events, bocce ball and open-air cinema during July and August. Other tourist attractions in Little Italy to explore are the Star Spangled Banner Flag House, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, and the Baltimore Civil War Museum at President Street Station.
- See more at: http://baltimore.org/neighborhoods-maps-transportation/little-italy#sthash.V9bz3nPD.dpuf

Tom and Jim


Rob and Jeff












 
Baltimore's Inner Harbor 

NEXT: ELLICOTT CITY, MARYLAND

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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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.

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