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February 10, 2009

playing tourist!

Filed under: about me,days off,visitors!,weekends — by heatherdc @ 10:48 pm

What to do – when a good friend comes to visit on a whim and the weather graciously cooperates???

Play tourist, of course.

Usually this means a trip down to DC – museums and monuments and all. But! The North side of this state deserves some attention too. So, we decided to go see things that were even new to Me.

I live very close to the Charm City. Guess what that means?? I live near CHARM CITY CAKES! Oh, we went. And the Food Network has a huge hold on this place. The windows are covered in black tarps (nope, can’t even peak at the cake-making), and the door opens to you “By Appointment ONLY”. Psh. We’ll just enjoy the view from outside, thank youu.

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Moving on…..

To Fells Point, MD. An old (old!) neighborhood in the Baltimore Harbor, home to many many bars, restaurants, shops, theaters, hotels and….more bars. It’s all historic and brick with cobble-stone roads and places like “The Horse You Came In On Saloon”. I want to come in on a horse! And then have a drink!

Anyway. I took a lot of pictures, because it’s just one of those places. You want to capture it, and you love it.

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The Bond Street landing.


My buddies. Happy by the water.

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Stand by the sea.

27-016My view at lunch. Yum.

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Cool door. Cooool window.

We had a blast, and every time I do stuff like this I appreciate this area that I live in more and more. Even if I’m out of this area by the end of the year – I lived here once. And – budget or no budget – I’m experiencing that as much as I can!



  1. Absolutely love the pics – nice black and white. You live in a bustling, high energy city and I am glad you are enjoying your time there. I loved living in KC and also tried to make the most of our city life experience as I knew it was short-lived. Can’t wait to visit you in May.

    Love, Mamacita

    Comment by Mom — February 10, 2009 @ 11:30 pm |Reply

  2. Ooohhhh- I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Charm City show. They make the cutest cakes, but I looked up the website one time and just the base cake starts at like 500? I might be lying, it was a while back but it was like Whoa!

    Cute site:)

    Comment by Kyla — February 11, 2009 @ 2:58 pm |Reply

  3. Oooh, looks like you’re having lots of fun! Great photo recap!

    Comment by sassy — February 12, 2009 @ 2:55 pm |Reply

  4. It looks like it was fun! I love being a tourist in my own town too – it’s easy to forget the cool stuff just around the corner.

    Comment by Megkathleen — February 12, 2009 @ 3:58 pm |Reply

  5. How do you get an appointment to go in?? That would be awesome to see them in action.

    Comment by Playful Professional — February 14, 2009 @ 12:57 am |Reply

  6. These places look so FUN! What a fun day!!!
    I hope all is well for youuuuuu!
    It’s been foooreva since we’ve e-talked! 🙂

    Comment by Jen — February 16, 2009 @ 5:01 pm |Reply

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