Going to Baltimore... seeing my sister!
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So my sisters Birthday was May 10th so we went up to Baltimore to celebrate late. My mom and I left DC with the power of the GPS unit to find our way...which is a good thing because we would've gotten lost. We headed up to the interstate and before we got there we were stuck at the left lane turning lane where we got stopped by the police. Now since we were in DC we thought that the police baracade was because of some Government Official... I got my camera ready for the limo and it was a marathon of bikers...we laughed because of how much we hyped it up. So we had to turn left...my mom was freaking out...oh my gosh we have to turn around she kept saying. I told her to hold on.
The roads from DC to Baltimore were probably some of the best roads I've ever driven on. The scenery was beautiful and the roads were so smooth and such a comfortable ride it felt like we were flying rather than driving! That is until we got to Baltimore. We realized that Baltimore is a lot like Pittsburgh. One was is that the roads are just as bad, if not worse than Pittsburghs! Now we have some really bad roads that when you get your car aligned a week later it needs it again...it's impossible to bypass them!
We got up there around noon... and we walked down South Chester Street near Fells point.
We walked back up to her house to put the gifts there before we headed out. We walked back down Chestnut to Fells point where we poked around Federal Hill area where my mom found some touristy things to take back to her friends and then we took the water taxi so we wouldn't have to drive over to the Inner Harbor to see the main attraction of Baltimore. We took our taxi to the other side of the bay and got off at the aquarium stop. My mom wanted to go there on this trip...but apparently this is a really good aquarium so the line was really, really long! We vetoed waiting in line...because we all hate large, cramped crowds of people and we went to the Baltimore Maritime Museum at Piers 3 and 5 in the Inner Harbor.
Here we went onto the USS Torsk...a submarine that was commissioned for WWII, the Lightship 116 "Chesapeake" boat.
That took a long period of time and we then walked around the piers looking a people and things and entertainment. We then decided to go see the star spangled banner museum... now....on all my trips I have something in common.
After dinner we took the water taxi back up to Fell's point and my sister showed us Captain James' where she wanted to go for lunch the next day. We walked back up to her place and hung out for a while until my mom and I drove back down to our hotel in DC.
Now...I know I have one more day left for you to read...and as you can figure out we only stayed in Baltimore to eat lunch so I'm going to say what I wanted to do. I wanted to go to see Babe Ruth's house (www.baberuthmuseum.com/) and go to Edgar Allen Poe's house (www.eapoe.org). My sister didn't want to A.) try to drive there because she didn't know where it was despite I have a GPS that would tell us and B.) Since she doesn't know about anything with history she didn't know the significance of the Great Bambino (let alone who he was) nor cared about the historical aspect Edgar Allen Poe has on great literature....if you can't tell from my previous blogs this is something I like to do.