On Saturday, I trekked to Baltimore. A couple of months ago, I saw the Blue Jays were going to face off against the Baltimore Orioles and I knew I wanted to see them. I love Baltimore and would prefer to travel to Baltimore than the Bronx (the Blue Jays play the New York Yankees a lot), so I made plans to spend a night in Baltimore. Unfortunately, it rained, but the trip was still enjoyable. My first stop after was to Edgar Allen Poe’s house. I’ve always wanted to go to his Baltimore house and I finally had the opportunity to go.
When my Lyft driver dropped me off, she said to me, “be careful! We’re in the projects! Enjoy, though.” The neighborhood wasn’t that bad, though I wouldn’t visit at night. Honestly, where Poe’s house is in Philadelphia, he lived in what now would be considered low income areas (not sure about Richmond, though). It wasn’t too different from when I visited in Philadelphia. I was a half-an-hour early and decided to walk to the Rite Aid while it was still clear. Sadly, after a few minutes of my walk, it started to pour. I looked like a drown rat when I arrived to Rite Aid and walked back to the Poe house.
I liked Poe’s Baltimore house better. There was more within the house than in Philadelphia. The curator mentioned the reason was probably because Poe was the ultimate couch surfer and he did not accumulate a lot of stuff. I loved exploring his house. The self-guided tour was about an hour. Afterwards, I ordered a Lyft and went to the cemetery to visit his grave site. It was pouring, and ironically, this was perfect weather for exploring Poe’s house and grave.