Heather Pitts's Blog

Maryland Birthday Trip
October 16, 2011, 11:50 am
Filed under: travel

A month ago, Michael and I took a random trip to Maryland.  For my birthday back in June, Michael had surprised me with this trip.  He had everything planned out….he is such a good planner.  I love exploring new cities.

We flew into Baltimore early on a Friday, so we had the whole day to explore the city before heading to the baseball game at Camden Yards that night.  We took a water taxi to Fells Point and had lunch on the water at Shuckers before heading to the National Aquarium.   I love watching the jellyfish swim.  I could watch them for hours.  Someday I would like a jellyfish aquarium in my house…

After the aquarium, we went to check in at our hotel and take a quick nap.  We had been up since 5:00am, so we were pooped!  On our way back we stumbled upon a 9/11 memorial.  Since it was just a few days after the 10 year anniversary, we were happy to have found it.

Our hotel room view was awesome, looking into Oriole Park at Camden Yards.  Michael got hooked up with some awesome baseball tickets from someone he used to work at the Bobcats with. We basically had a whole suite to ourselves!  The weather was perfect and it was a beautiful baseball stadium.  Afterwards, we headed over to a bar called Pickles Pub for a few cocktails.

We slept in on Saturday morning and headed out to a late brunch at a recommended Miss Shirley’s Cafe.  If you ever go to Baltimore, you MUST eat here.  It was the best brunch we had ever had.  The grits and chocolate chip waffles were amazing.  After brunch we did a little shopping and checked out the Geppi’s Entertainment Museum.  We laughed when we first went in because there were thousands of comic books…Nerd Museum!  But, then found the old toys and that was a nice trip down memory lane.

Next stop….Columbia, Maryland!  This was only about 30 minutes away.  It is a suburb of Baltimore.  Michael and got us some tickets to the HFStival to see the Avett Brothers.  We checked into our hotel and walked to Union Jacks to watch some football and have some dinner before heading to the concert.  Great place to watch games and yummy food!  And the concert was awesome…

Sunday morning we enjoyed breakfast in bed and room service – I love room service.  We had no specific plans for the day….so we decided to go check out Annapolis, Maryland!  It was only about a 45 minute drive or so. The town was super cute.  We checkout out the Naval Academy, had some lunch at Pusser’s on the water, went shopping, etc.  It was a lovely Sunday and a great way to end our fabulous trip!




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