Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Laureen's Visit Pt1: Ellicott City, La Cakerie

La Cakerie's cupcakes!
Our friend Laureen visited us for 4 days over the last weekend and since she's visited several times before we tried to find different things to do, out of the ordinary. Two of her requests were to explore IKEA and revisit Old Ellicott City, so we did that on Day 1. I also took Laureen to a very special and awesome bakery in Towson, owned by our friend Jason Hisley

Jason, La Cakerie Owner and Master chef
LA CAKERIE- www.lacakerie.com - La Cakerie is an artisan bakery offering a wide variety of seasonal products and the most elaborate cakes you'll ever 11 W Allegheny Ave Towson, MD 
We decided to enjoy a  gourmet cupcake and a drink! These are the best-ever cupcakes, cakes and pastries!!
Many shops still boarded up on Main Street

Laureen outside the Railroad museum- still closed
Dumpsters still stand as renovations continue
ELLICOTT CITY - Old Ellicott City, Maryland suffered from an historic flood during the early part of the summer of 2016 when strong thunderstorms basically sat over the 1700s historic town for hours, dropping 6.5 inches of rain. That historic rainfall upended sidewalks and created rushing 3-4 foot raging rivers in the main street (it's in a valley and there are a LOT of hills and streets that feed into it). The flash flood washed away cars and destroyed most of the shops on Main Street. Now, 3 months later, they're mostly still under reconstruction, and just one shop was open. 

NEXT: Fredericksburg, Virginia: Kenmore and
Chatham Houses  




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.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

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

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14