I have to say, I was inspired by the previous post, City Touring Challenges and How to Overcome Them. So, I thought I would share this photo from the largest independent city in the United States, Baltimore in Maryland.
We've driven past Baltimore so many times in the last three years, on our way to see our friends in the southern part of Maryland, close to Washington, DC. We've always wanted to check out Baltimore, what with its rich history and all, but never really had the time to until this year.
In this photo, you'll see the National Aquarium and the Lightship 116 Chesapeake, one of the Historic Ships docked in the Inner Harbor, taken from none other than the USS Constellation. We spent a lot of time probing the decks of the USS Constellation that morning. I was actually relieved to have seen how intrigued my sometimes-nonchalant adolescent children are with this piece of history. I suppose natural curiosity will always supersede supposedly cool tweenage/teenage resistance.
There was something calming about this scene - it reminded me how much my family needed this quick weekend getaway as a reprieve from our hectic schedules. It was a chilly day, but warm enough to be out for a walk around the city, paddleboating and just being with each other.