I’m taking a little break from planning and printing my Baltimore trip. I have the first day all planned out. If you have been following me on Facebook, you probably know already that I am leaving from 30th St. Station on Amtrak to Baltimore-Penn Station at 7:45am (I’ll be aiming to get up at 4:30am, call a cab for 5:30am to take me to Paoli Train Station and catch the 6am train to take me to 30th St.) and will arrive around 9am. I finally found a restaurant I can go to and it’s on Pratt Street, in the Inner Harbor. The place is called Miss Shirley’s Cafe. The travel magazine I sent for describes the café as an “eclectic Southern-inspired cuisine with a Baltimore twist.” I love Southern food and looking at this menu, it’s a tie between the Chicken and Waffles or the grits. The restaurant will be an 8 minute taxi ride. After breakfast I will be going to the Baltimore Civil War Museum on President Street and then the Baltimore Museum of Art. The BMA is free, and I think the Civil War museum is too. I can’t check into my hotel until 3pm and the Ravens game is at 8pm.
When I was looking at the magazine last night, I noticed a tavern called Annabel Lee (Tavern). It opened in 2007 and pays homage to Edgar Allen Poe. The place doesn’t serve breakfast as it opens up at 4pm Monday-Saturday (Sunday it does serve brunch); I’m planning on going there after the Oriole’s game. Someone was telling me Boog’s was the place to go while watching a game, but I’m not sure how I feel about stadium food (especially the price). I might just get a drink and something small at Boog’s, then go to Annabel Lee Tavern for dinner. I’m not sure if I’d have time beforehand because the game starts at 7pm on August 23rd. That day is going to be jam packed: The National Aquarium, I called the National Museum of Dentistry that is a part of the University of Maryland’s School of Dentistry to set up an appointment for a visit and tour (I hope they call me back, I really want to go!), then the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum.
Here are some pictures from the Museum I found on Google. The few the magazine published and what I found on Google sold me:
Last night, the Aquarium posted pictures of their new sharks in their new Black Reef exhibit. I commented them and the conversation went like this:
o Jessica Marie I will be in town on August 23rd. Will they still be around?
National Aquarium Absolutely! We hope you can stop by and meet them in person!
Jessica Marie I definitely will. ^_^ I love the aquarium and will be traveling from King of Prussia, PA (30 minutes from Philadelphia) to see the aquarium, Ravens and Orioles. So excited.
National Aquarium That sounds like a fun-filled trip! :)
I’m so excited! The last time I was there was three years ago and I always enjoy myself at the aquarium. I just love the fish and other creatures they have. The stingrays were my favorite.
I printed out my maps. I was going to take a cab to the games, but I might see how far metro is from my hotel because it does look like metro goes by the stadiums. I just won’t take a bus after the games, since I’m alone I don’t want to chance it. The cab ride would only be 8 minutes, so I don’t think it’ll be too expensive! There is a lot to do in Baltimore, I sort of wish I took more days to be there. However, it’s double the price of what I paid for my Wisconsin trip, sadly. L