Dude, I totally forgot to tell you about all the fun I had last Saturday. I had a hankering to wander around the Inner Harbor, so we drove down there after lunch. We parked in little Italy and then walked to Bin 604, where I signed avivahg up for their Basics of Wine Tasting class. From there we wandered over to the James Joyce pub for Guinness (me), Irish coffee (her) and blueberry-peach bread pudding (shared). The we walked along the water until we came upon Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, part of the Baltimore Maritime Museum. It stood for 133 years(!) in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, until it was uprooted and moved to Pier 5. Until the light was automated, the lighthouse keeper lived on the lighthouse year-round, together with his family and livestock.
After that we walked to Barnes & Noble at the old power plant, and then back to the car via Whole Foods. And the rest has been recorded elsewhere.
I swear, I’ve lived near Baltimore all my life and I feel like I’m still scratching the surface of that city. I’d like to get to know it for more than just the clubs and the tourist traps while I’m still in the area. Any city-dwellers feel like showing us around some weekend(s)?