Wednesday, September 28, 2011
One of our favorite stops while in Baltimore is the American Visionary Art Museum. After our first visit, we renamed it the OCD Museum (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). One of the exhibits inside (no photos allowed) is a 12 -15 foot model of the Lusitania built out of 183,000 toothpicks and 5 gallons of glue.
Around every corner, you find something a little "different."
It is also a great place to have lunch.
The other must-do while in Baltimore is taking in an Orioles game. The city marina in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is a short walk to Camden Yards.
We caught game 2 in a three game series against the Boston Red Socks that would be the last for the Orioles in 2011. There was a lot of hitting in the game.
And, the game stayed exciting right up to the end.
Unfortunately, the last out was a ground ball to the shortstop leaving a runner on first.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Robin and Heitham Ghariani were MOTIVATOR’s first guest to spend the night. Here is Robin’s photo album of the visit:
Woken up by a full out reggae band playing on the shore (to welcome 5k runners meeting in the park)
Awww man - do we have to leave!?!
Thanks Robin and Heitham,
we had a great time!
As the days become shorter and the 2011 boating season winds down for the Northeast U.S., anticipation grows for several events in the Maryland area. First was the Seven Seas Cruising Association Annapolis Gam, September 23-25.
gam n. 1. A social visit or friendly interchange, especially between whalers or seafarers.
Following the SSCA Gam is the United States Yacht Shows, with the sailboat show October 6 – 10, and the powerboat show October 13 – 16. Annapolis was gearing up for this year’s show.
We always enjoy Annapolis, and this visit was no exception.
We managed to take in a concert, had dinner with Mark and Kathy, friends that we met in the Bahamas, and made new friends.
Dale & Bijou
MOTIVATOR seemed comfortable at anchor while we ventured into Reston, VA to see the youngest son and get new drivers licenses.
Later, Pollie managed to find a pirate with a peg leg cat.
After a week in Annapolis, it was time to head up to Baltimore where we hope to catch Trawler Fest.
Dodging a cantainer ship
Bay Bridge (Hwy 50)
Francis Scott Key Bridge