Maryland Fleet Week 2016

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During my lunch break I seized the opportunity to enjoy super weather and Fleet Week. These sailors from the HMCS Athabaskan gladly took a photo with me. Docked at the pier in Fells Point, this is your last chance to visit the Canadian Navy’s flagship destroyer. She’s being decommissioned in spring 2017.

Let’s dance at the Crusiers concert Sunday.

Want to know more about Maryland Fleet Week 2016. Here’s the schedule.

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Sitting in the park, people watching, and making small talk with strangers: some of my favorite things to do in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon.

I found this lion in my old photos. (I’m still recuperating from the broken toe.) He’s one of many varied statues in Mount Vernon Park, four squares that surround the Washington Monument.

Architecture buffs, city planners, and history buffs may enjoy a tour.

I’m getting the urge to visit again soon.

Warm enough?

Swimming on my birthday (May 13) is a dicey proposition in Maryland. The Rock Hall post prompted this memory.

Is my pride in analysis warranted or misplaced?

I start testing the Chesapeake Bay temperature in late April.  The results fall into one of these categories:

  1. Run away
  2. EEEEEK!
  3. Yikes!
  4. Okay…..not really
  5. Nice enough
  6. Yeah!

This year’s results: 4. Okay…..not really. I swam for 10 minutes anyway.

If I can swim before Memorial Day Weekend…..Score! Success!

 

Beautiful

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As I walked out of work Thursday I thought, “Start the weekend now.” After finding a fabulous photo and darling earrings at the Art Gallery of Fells Point I drove over to the Markets at Highlandtown. Look at this beautiful section of a new mural by Pablo Machioli. I want to see more of his work…a day trip…http://www.pablomachioli.org/.