Monday, September 28, 2015

As the Baltimoreans Do

I spent this past weekend on a (super quick) trip to Baltimore and coastal Maryland to celebrate a friend's wedding. I was also able to spend some time with friends in Baltimore itself, eating crab at every meal and learning as much about the city's history and culture as I could in several hours.

For example, did you know that the Baltimore Ravens are named after the Edgar Allen Poe poem of the same name? How literary! I'm almost convinced I should become a fan (at least for October, you know, spooky month). There was a Book Festival in Baltimore this weekend, which only served to solidify my high opinion of the city (which is also sometimes known as The City That Reads).

Weekend Recommendations:

Miss Shirley's (Annapolis) - the perfect boozy brunch to start the weekend off. Get the grits!

Blue Moon Cafe (Baltimore) - serves breakfast 24 hours a day! This cute little cafe in the Fells Point neighborhood was a hit all around. Sweet or savory, they know breakfast.

A few pics from the weekend:
The view from our hotel!
Baltimore: the City that Reads
That funky building is Baltimore's Aquarium.
Words with Strangers!
Al Bumbry and Baltimore Bill, the weather-predicting crab
U.S.S. Constellation - the last ship built with only sails (no mechanical engine)
Fells Point

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