"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Inner Harbor

Earlier is the week, when I asked Mr. QD what he wanted to do on Saturday, he reminded me that the bus trip to Baltimore was this weekend.  We had signed up for it a couple of months ago, and I had totally forgotten about it.  So once again, we got up long before the crack of dawn on a Saturday morning, and set off on our adventure.  We've been to Baltimore many times, so I don't think we saw anything new.  The entire area was revitalized in the 80's from a rat-infested industrial area to a bustling tourist area.  Harbor Place in the Inner Harbor has become an upscale complex of shops and eateries that cater to the nearby hotels and convention center.

Most of the day was hazy and threatening rain, but we didn't actually get wet.  It started to rain just slightly while we were on the Water Taxi, but the rain didn't amount to anything.
A Maryland blue crab?

USS Constellation

She served for 100 years, intercepting slave ships and chasing Confederate raiders, and training Navy midshipmen.

a fun mode of transportation around the harbor, taken from another water taxi.

National Aquarium with the Lightship Chesapeake in front of it.

Seven Foot Knoll, a lighthouse that once served out in the Chesapeake Bay

The dominant icon on the skyline

The far left unit is for sale.  Wouldn't this be a great place to live?

This Coast Guard ship is the last remaining ship from Pearl Harbor

The fountain outside the Aquarium

a little cooling refreshment for tired tootsies.
Of course our very first stop was Barnes and Noble, to I got my book fix, and I crocheted on the bus, so I got my daily crafty fix.

On tap for Sunday is a farmer's market and a nice craft show.  Monday is the day for hubby's surgery.  More on that later.

counting my blessings.....Sunny



  1. Thank you for the trip to Baltimore. Lucky those crays aren't real.May have bitten your toes.
    Wish I was going to the farmers market and show with you. Enjoy.
    Healing hugs for hubby.

  2. Looks like an absolutely wonderful day...good thoughts for hubby!

  3. It looks like you had an enjoyable day and it was nice to see a virtual tour of Baltimore , thanks.

  4. You are quite the adventurer lately! I'm getting jealous. And yes, I'll take the place on the left too : )

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your day with us,,,I would have loved to have done the Market with you,,,but is was just too far to swim.! Our thoughts are with you and Mr QD for Monday...Big Hugs,,,Kate xxx


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