I'm failing as a blogger these days because I'm choosing more and more to enjoy experiences instead of photograph them, so photos are few and mundane, but keep an eye on Aleshea's blog for a more visually appealing recap!
Saturday: BaltimoreSean and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary a day early by enjoying a couple's massage while Aleshea was on the plane. Once she arrived, we grabbed lunch and headed to Fort McHenry, birthplace of America's national anthem, then Fells Point, home of lovely waterfront views and the last bar visited by Edgar Allen Poe before his death.
|Touring a visiting tall ship in Fells Point.|
Sunday: AnnapolisWe began the day with church before heading to historic downtown Annapolis for a seafood lunch (ew, but when in Maryland, one must eat crab), more pretty waterfront views, and a visit to the US Naval Academy. Rain prevented more outdoor fun, so we headed back to Baltimore for some duckpin bowling.
Monday: Washington, DCI clearly suck at being a tourist in my own town as I planned to go from Baltimore to DC in a train that actually only runs during rush hour. Whoops (no biggie, we drove to the metro easily enough)! We spent the day on foot around the usual National Mall spots: monuments/memorials (we even overheard adult tourists claim Lincoln is the first president!), the White House, and one of the Smithsonians, followed by happy hour with a transplant from Aleshea's hometown (it's a small world!).
Tuesday: New YorkPlenty of walking! According to my fitbit, I got over 25,000 steps despite 6+ hours round trip on a bus. Aside from the usual tourist hot spots (Times Square, Central Park), we ate cheap pizza, walked the entire high line (it's so pretty!), and ended the day with a performance of Les Mis on Broadway.
|Imperial Theatre, home of Les Mis until 9/4|
Wednesday: FarewellAfter sleeping in (we got back from NYC around 3 am), we enjoyed breakfast at Baltimore's famous Blue Moon Cafe before saying farewell. Here's to next time!
|Breakfast at Blue Moon Cafe Baltimore|