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North America » United States » Maryland » Baltimore » Inner Harbor November 5th 2023

Named after a mythical bird in a famous poem, the new NFL team in Baltimore became the Ravens "evermore" team on Friday, March 29, 1996. "In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore; Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he; ...Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore." --Edgar Allan Poe, 1845 The naming process for the expansion Baltimore NFL team began in mid-February, as soon as owner and president Art Modell received permission from the league office to move his franchise from Cleveland to Baltimore. One of his first actions was to approach the Indianapolis organization about their mascot "Colts," but Indy team officials refused to part with the name. After extensive research, exhaustive panel discussions, focus groups, and fan polling, the name Ravens continued t... read more
NFL Experience SB47
NFL Experience concert

North America » United States » Maryland » Baltimore June 25th 2019

The drive from Steamboat Landing RV Park and Marina in Milton DE to Ramblin' Pines Family Campground & RV Park in Woodbine MD on Sunday, June 16, 2019 was uneventful. Wait! Sunday??? Well, Uncle Larry wasn’t paying attention to the calendar, and my RV park of choice for the Wednesday to Wednesday week over Father’s Day was plum full. Plan B found me combining three weeks into two stops which put staying in Milton a few extra days and found me arriving in Baltimore metro a few days early. The RV park is located on a car-friendly (narrow) paved road about five miles from I-70 northwest of Baltimore. Getting to the Baltimore attractions was no crazier than in any other city I have visited on The Great Adventure, and parking was just as crazy as in ... read more
The Detail on the Ship Models Is Absolutely Astounding
Naval Academy Graduate Astronauts Are Honored
The Public Can Watch the Midshipmen Gather at Noon Formation Each Day, Weather Permitting, in Tecumseh Court in Front of Bancroft Hall

North America » United States » Maryland » Baltimore August 26th 2018

Three months left, where should we go? As much as we wanted to visit Newfoundland, top on our remaining “love to see” place’s in North America, we calculated it was about 2000 miles away and, although 3 months may seem like a long time, we knew from experience every journey takes longer than anticipated. As the Motor home, and therefore us, would be leaving from the east coast, we decided to stay that side of the USA. Newfoundland would have to stay on our “to do list” Our next stop was Nashville, where we hoped to meet up with Margie, we had been threatening to do this since the beginning of our trip. We sent an email to see if she was around, No, she was in England but would be back in time for us ... read more
Interesting Nashville car parking.
Nashville by night.
THE Chatanooga Choo Choo

North America » United States » Maryland » Baltimore June 29th 2018

Today is prom day!! Though I’ve been to 7 high school proms, and one other Bike & Build prom, I am still excited for this experience bc Bike & Build prom is an awesome way for the team to get together and intentionally all hang out together—while in some silly get-ups. But before any of that fun is to be had, we must ride our bikes a womping 29 miles...! With the short mileage and the house stays, we are blessed with a 8am bags out—what a treat! But with that, we also get to take our time and spend time with our home hosts. Jess, Chris, Noah, Magpie, Ryan, and I enjoyed a wonderful breakfast of egg casserole, fruit & granola yogurt, blueberry muffins (I saved mine for later), OJ, & coffee, of course! The ... read more
Thrifting Adventures
Chalk Me Like One Of Your French Girls
This was on our cue sheet the other day! (& very true!)

North America » United States » Maryland » Baltimore February 9th 2018

We could have gone to The Parade. We both had Thursday off and Keith asked me if I wanted to go into Philadelphia for the Eagles Parade. Sure, I wanted to go, but practically, I didn’t. I had way too much to do to get ready for our trip and I knew if we went I would be up half the night finishing up everything, plus Keith had a lot of things he had to catch up on, so we passed. I did watch some of it online when I could and had it on the radio. I had friends who went who thoroughly enjoyed it, so I am glad for them. I wonder if Jason Kelce's line of " We're from Philly, (expletive part censored since this is a rated G blog), No one likes ... read more

North America » United States » Maryland » Baltimore » Inner Harbor September 6th 2017

David here... We got to Washington in terrible conditions. It was raining heavily and the interstate had low visibility. Still we got to the car rental drop-off in plenty of time. We jumped onto the courtesy bus back to Dulles airport and then onto the Washington Flyer to the Silver line metro. We were soon back in the centre of Washington. We had time for a quick lunch at Ray's Hell burgers again before making our way to the station to catch our train to Baltimore. We managed to get a seat in the quiet coach, enjoying that the rules are actually enforced, with people being told off for talking too loudly or using mobile phones. The journey was only 40 minutes. We then had a 30 minute walk to our hotel, the Days Inn at ... read more
The grave of Edgar Allan Poe
The Walters Gallery - Othello
I'm a little teapot...

North America » United States » Maryland » Baltimore July 14th 2017

Earlier this year I wanted to plan a trip to Chicago for Paul to see the Cubs play, but it was hard to find tickets and so expensive. My brother suggested we check Cubs games at Camden Yards in Baltimore, and turns out, there was a series this week! Also, my brother lives here in Baltimore which makes it all the nicer! That's when plans took off. I had to do a lot of sneaking and clearing browser history so he didn't see what I'd been doing online! I gave him the surprise on his 40th birthday - he knew I was up to something but nothing like this. Stay tuned for updates of our travels! Funny happening in the Minneapolis airport- I got through security fine and was waiting for Paul and I heard him ... read more

North America » United States » Maryland » Baltimore February 4th 2017

Geo: 39.2906, -76.6096... read more

North America » United States » Maryland » Baltimore January 19th 2017

For several decades in a Baltimore cemetery, someone has been dressing up, walking over to Edgar Allan Poe's grave, drinking a glass of cognac and leaving the rest of the bottle and flowers for the poet Edgar Allan Poe. Happy Birthday Poe, long dead but still getting cognac every year. Post-life goals! The 'toaster' has never been identified. His last appearance was in 2010 has left space for 'faux toasters' who have carried on the tradition. Some people complain that they have not carried on the original toasters secretive nature and will walk through crowds of people and not leave the flowers in what has been described as a 'distinctive' pattern. I've never been a huge fan of poetry (except for one of my friends who writes hilarious dirty haikus), and have honestly never read any ... read more

North America » United States » Maryland » Baltimore November 26th 2016

Geo: 39.2795, -76.5696Think we all slept pretty well and with our pre-packing last night, our check out went pretty smooth. Grandpa up and showered by 7:00, Grandma by 8:00 and Brennan by 8:30. Times may vary but this has generally been the routine all week. We caught the 9:15 bus (#635), right outside the Hotel Novotel. The stop also serves one of the remote parking lots so the bus was full. At the airport, we didn't know if Air Canada was in Terminal 1 or 2. After asking several "Official" looking people, we were sent back and forth in Terminal 1 before finally getting the right info that we were to be in Terminal 2. {As a side note, we think Brennan was a little disappointed that he didn't get to ice skate at the airport ... read more
Chocolate kiss

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