Sean is living in Fort Meade, Maryland, doing training for work until mid March. So, for the long weekend, I went up to visit him.
Fort Meade is located pretty exactly between Baltimore, Md., and Washington, DC.
I arrived in Maryland on Friday and that night we decided to check out Annapolis. It is a gorgeous town that really reminds me of Charleston. It is right on the waterfront with lots of pretty houses and churches all along the hills. We walked along Main street & looked into shops & checked out some restaurants.
Since I was craving Asian, we settled on Lemongrass– a Thai restaurant that one of Sean’s professors recommended. Needless to say, it was delicious. We started with a pitcher of ginger mojitos- I love mojitos and these were very good & in a huge pitcher! Sean ordered pineapple fried rice & I had Chesapeake pad thai- pad thai with crab! It was all yummy yummy. We finished off the night with bananas foster & ice cream- it was amazing!
Saturday morning, we got up & headed to Washington, DC. It was the weekend of the inauguration so everything was crazy! We saw lots of memorials- World War II, Vietnam, Korean, & the Lincoln. We also went to the Smithsonian American History & Art museums!
We had a late lunch/early dinner at Rosa Mexicana. It was across the street from the art museum and was delicious. We started with guacamole, which was made tableside! It was delicious!
DC was lots of fun & really bubbling with excitement for the Inauguration – it was a lively time to visit. Even though it was really cold for us southerners, we still had a blast exploring!
On Sunday, we slept in and made the quick drive over to Baltimore. We parked at Federal Hill. It is basically a huge elevated park with an amazing view of the harbor & the city. It was gorgeous!
Then we walked around the harbor. There are tons of restaurants and shops. We grabbed a quick lunch & then went to my favorite spot- the aquarium!
The aquarium was 5 stories tall & featured 3 exhibits- the main exhibit with fish, birds, and frogs, one exhibit for the dolphin show, and one for the jellyfish exhibit.
After the aquarium, we walked around the harbor some more & went into a few shops. We walked around some more until we were hungry enough for dinner. We ended up stumbling into an upscale sports bar- Gordon Biersch. We had really yummy beers, brewed in-house, & a great meal. We started with the Southwestern flatbread, which was divine, and then I had the crab cake sandwich & sweet potato fries while Sean had lobster mac and cheese. It was great!
Baltimore was beautiful, but also cold. We had a great time exploring the gorgeous city!
It was fun, but I can’t wait until Sean comes home!