Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Baltimore Bliss

Baltimore's the bomb! I'm here with Chuck and my parents, and we're staying in the Inner Harbor area, which is fun, beautiful, and lively. Duck Tours, trolley rides, water taxis, museums, shops and amazing seafood abound. Chuckie is taking a class from Johns Hopkins for his MPH program - Masters of Public Health - which is the "reason" we're here. Well, it's the reason he's here. The three of us are tagging along mainly for the kickass seafood.

We're staying at the Marriott Waterfront overlooking the marina, which is awesome. However, if I won the lottery I'd buy a condo at the Ritz Carlton waterside. They're absofreakingmagnificent! Of course, for over a million dollars, they should be. I'd also buy a nice, modest-sized yacht in the $250,00-500,000 range - you know, so I could more easily get to dinner at the Rusty Scupper, Oceanaire, Ruth's Chris, or McCormick and Schmick's. After all, I wouldn't want to ruin my sparkly, new, imaginary, 4" spike Manolo Blahniks walking from my multi-million dollar condo to a plethora of expensive restaurants. Plus, I'd love to have my own skipper, or whatever the hell it is you call the topless, ripped, male model who steers your imaginary boat.

Tonight we went to Camden Yards and watched the Mets beat the Orioles 6-4. The birds made a valiant comeback in the bottom of the ninth, but they couldn't overcome the awesomeness of My Mets. (For those of you paying particularly close attention, I'm also a Colorado Rockies fan. But before I knew there was land beyond the Hudson, I was a Mets fan and, as everyone knows, you never fully get over your first love. LET'S GO METS!!!)

I hope you enjoy these photos taken from our time at Longwood Gardens in PA as well as in Baltimore. Chuck and I will be here through Saturday, but unfortunately, Mom and Dad are heading back to Denver tomorrow. It's been great, as always, spending time together. I look forward to doing it again soon...;-)

12 comments:

Rebecca Anne said...

A modest sized yacht....I like the sound of that, except, if you win the lottery and get all the wonderful toys, including a swanky condo, just make sure there's room for your friends. Especially blogger friends!
Sounds like you're having a wonderful time and off on another adventure. Enjoy it all~

DebraLSchubert said...

Rebecca, I'd insist you come along for the ride! And, yes, it's nice to get away from the normal routine every now and then, although, I'm looking forward to being back in my "normal" world again soon.;-)

Beth said...

Sounds like a fun trip, but it's hard to go wrong with fresh seafood. Yummmmm!

DebraLSchubert said...

Beth, It's true - and there's a whole heckuva lot of it here in the marina!

Lunatic said...

I live in Frederick and work in Baltimore. Just make sure they don't take you to West Baltimore unless you're in a bulletproof car.

But, yeah, the IH is fun.

Fred

DebraLSchubert said...

Fred, Thanks for the warning. I'll stay put in the IH. If I want bullets, I can drive through north Philly on my way home.;-)

Big Plain V said...

Rock on with yo bad vacay, girl.

DebraLSchubert said...

Ray, I'm rocking on, my friend. On some levels, life is nothing more than one big vacay... It should always be treasured and enjoyed.;-)

WendyCinNYC said...

Your parents are too cute! Have fun in Baltimore.

DebraLSchubert said...

Wendy, Thanks. They are kinda cute. It was all the fun they had raising me that made them that way.;-)

Mollie said...

I hope you ate in the Little Italy section at least once. I used to work in the Inner Harbor.

DebraLSchubert said...

Mollie, I miss you! E-mail me so we can set something up, or so you can have your cruise director set something up (sans alcohol, sorry!). We didn't get to Little Italy this time, but we did the last time we were there. This time we simply ate all the seafood in the harbor, and we couldn't have been happier. Love to you and K.;-)

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