To BMore in Baltimore

In a couple of months I will be saying that I’ve lived in Baltimore for a whole year. Holy cow. How did that even happen?

How long can you live someplace and still get away with being the new kid on the block?

Even though I’ve been here for a while, I’ve barely scratched the surface of what it’s like to live here and experience the city. In all honesty, I haven’t exactly fallen in love with the place either…yet?

I suppose it doesn’t help that other life circumstances are less than ideal at the moment, but I’m resolving that personal stuff and family stuff that’s beyond my control will not have bearing on my ultimate opinion of the time I spend stateside.

Our goal isn’t to plant roots here or even to stay long term, but I would like to be able to say that I had a great time while we did live here…

The Highlight Reel

I think I’ve had a good taste of the Arts & Culture scene, which — between Artscape, the American Visionary Art Museum, the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the proximity to Washington (museum Mecca) — is stellar. C’est magnifique.

Speaking of proximity, Baltimore also gets points for decent transit, allowing for inexpensive and accessible day trips. We’ve taken the bus, train, and subways to surrounding areas and it’s very convenient.

Our neighbourhood (and home) don’t qualify for my “highlight reel,” I’m sorry to say. But I will give bonus points to the truly wonderful park that is just a few blocks away.

Gray Skies are Gonna Clear Up

Since spring has finally sprung, the gray skies really are going to clear up (both literally and figuratively, I hope) so I’ve decided to be proactive with a good, old fashioned To Do list to BMORE in BALTIMORE. Really, I just want to make sure I make the most of my time here.

I’ve got a few ideas for the list already, including hitting up THIS incredible book spot (thanks for the idea, Peady!), finding some new great restaurants, gettin’ my learnin’ on, and seeing what else the region has to offer.

Stay tuned as I continue to add to my list of local adventures. If you have any suggestions of places or activities I just CANNOT MISS in Baltimore, hit me up!


3 thoughts on “To BMore in Baltimore

  1. Watching CBS Sunday Morning is one of my favourite Sunday things to do (all by my lonesome or with my awesome Thing 2!) and that is where I first heard about The Book Thing. How amazing!

    You can take a peek at the story, here -> (which will make you love it even more, btw)

    Then in a wicked awesome turn of events, I was reminded to share it with you while listening to Neil Pasricha’s new podcast. (3 Books with Neil) His latest chapter is an interview with Frank Warren (of Post Secret fame) and they wound up talking about this book place! I couldn’t believe it! Yay!

    The Universe is an awesome and wondrous place!

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