Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. Elizabeth von Arnim


Saturday, August 20, 2011

A day in Baltimore

I didn't walk on any particular route this morning and it was a shorter than usual walk. I just walked along a few roads on the sidewalks and around some parking lots.  A few others were out walking and a few bike riders as well.
I saw a couple of deer just up the road from when i took this picture.  It was pretty quiet out today.
I only walked 4.3 miles because i had to be home by 8:00 and I got up a bit later than normal.
Sunrise 6:25
Sunset 7:56
I had to be home early because we wanted to leave right after breakfast to go into Baltimore to the Inner Harbor.  In a couple of weeks the The Baltimore Grand Prix Race is being held in the streets of the city and we have tickets for it.  They have been getting ready for this  for quite some time and we wanted to see where the bleachers are where we will be sitting so we made a day of going there to check things out.
We took the light rail train in and got off at the Camden Yard station and then walked to and around the Inner Harbor.  
Here a few young kids stay cool playing in the water.
 We walked all the way to Fells Point from there and had lunch in a little tavern called Kooper's Tavern where we had the best ever burgers.
This is a cobbled stone street we walked down.
We decided to take the water taxi back across the water instead of walking all the way back again.  Something different to do.
A picture I took while on the boat. 
In this picture people are in paddle boats in the shape of dragons.
I also took this lighthouse picture while on the boat,
which we were up on earlier in the day.
Here Ken looks out over the water.
After getting off the boat we walked back to the train station and came on home.  The weather was perfect for walking around and our day was most enjoyable.
We are looking forward to coming back in a couple of weeks to watch the race.
I wore my pedometer while we walked around today and walked an additional 4.8 miles.
My two walks today totaled 9.1 miles.

After getting off the train and before coming home we made a stop at Rita's and rounded the day off with a Gelati.

I'm now ready to sit down in the living room and relax and watch a little television.  We have a couple of Netflix to watch.  Dexter and Doc Martin.

I hope all is well in your part of the world and you had an enjoyable day too.
A smile from me to you.
Happyone : )
This City now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,
Ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky;
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
~ William Wordsworth


Retired Knitter said...

We haven't been down to Baltimore in some time. Mike is not comfortable if there are a a lot of people since he can't see them on his right and left.

But it looks like you have a lovely day.

Noofy said...

What a gorgeous day and a wonderful way to spend a Saturday, almost on the water. Hope your seats are great for the race in a few weeks. Love your pictures, really told your story of the day!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi, Love seeing your pictures from Baltimore. I have never been there. Looks like you all had a really nice day. Love that lighthouse.


Cheryl said...

I just heard about the Grand Prix this week! One of my clients who lives in Federal Hill has tickets in one of the grandstands. Did you see the stand? I'd love to see a picture.

happyone said...

Cheryl, yes we saw the stand that we will be sitting on, but I didn't take a picture. They have erected a bunch of bleachers all along the race route.

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

Hey...I've been there! Great photos...I've been gone for a while and am just now catching up!