Thursday, October 25, 2012

A mini road trip to Baltimore

Yesterday afternoon around three we headed over to Baltimore.  It's a nice journey, long enough to feel you are going on a mini road trip and yet short enough to get there and back without too much hassle.  There is always the traffic of course.  Going we had to deal with rush hour but it wasn't so bad really.  Coming back, even though there was still a lot of traffic, it was all free flowing and the journey home went faster.  Before we knew it we were rolling into the garage.


Gregg's brother and our niece were in town overnight and they asked us if we would like to meet up for dinner.  We said yes of course and we had a lovely time visiting with them and chatting over our meal.  We picked them up at their hotel and drove the short distance to the restaurant. There were several we could have walked to from where we had parked our car. but we chose the closest one which was McCormick and Schmicks.  The link is right here if you want to take a look.  The food was great and our waiter was very friendly.  He would definitely be someone we would go out of our way to ask for again if we went back.


We don't get to see the family nearly as often as we would like, so when these opportunities arise we consider them as true gifts.  I dearly hope we will get another one in the not too distant future.


The first three photos are the only shots we took yesterday near the Inner Harbor.


Today Gregg went into the office, even though most days he works at home, that is unless he is spending time with clients and might have to drive into Washington DC.  He got all his work done and arrived at our house in the early afternoon.  We had some dry-cleaning to pick up and as it was 2.00 p.m. and I had not eaten yet, and Gregg had not had anything since breakfast, we decided to drive over to Noodle & Company for lunch.   

By the time that was all done it was again rush hour and we took the back roads, which is so much prettier with hardly any traffic.  We always pass an equestrian center on this route and as we had no cars behind us I asked Gregg to stop so that I could take a couple of pictures.


Not only do they have regular riding lessons but they also give classes for children with special needs.  We sometimes pass by when the horses are being put through their paces, but today they were busy munching on grass.


One last photo of our neighbor's friendly pumpkin, and that's been our day so far.

15 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

We are so lucky to have horses in the field behind us, so thoroughly enjoyed your photos.

Gill

Cloudia said...

Thank you for this visit East!

Really enjoyable and joyous. glad you two are enjoying it all.



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TexWisGirl said...

glad you got to have dinner with family. nice to have people visit within driving distance. :)

Country Gal said...

Sounds like a wonderful day ! Lovely photos ! Glad you got to visit with family. I love horses I grew up with them and had one of my own when I was younger ! Have a good day !

eileeninmd said...

Denise, glad you had a nice time and dinner in Baltimore. I was only minutes away from there. Love the photo!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Love the horse in the pasture photo. Such a pretty horse.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Denise, You are so fortunate to live in an area where you can drive short distances and see all kinds of neat things (Wash. DC, Baltimore, Skyline Drive, etc.).... That is so NEAT.....

Thanks for sharing your Baltimore trip with us.

Hugs,
Betsy

Titania said...

Hi Denise, so nice to hear from you. It is such a long time since we had any communication. I see you have still fun with your camera to let us all know of the beautiful things a day can bring. All my best, hugs T.

Carletta said...

Spending time with family is sometimes hard when everyone is spread all over the place so yes, it is wonderful when things come together and you get to visit.
Lovely shots of the horses and your neighbor has an inviting porch. I'm thinking someone will be sitting in that rocker come Halloween night and passing out candy. :)

Carver said...

You took some great shots. Fun to get together with family. My daughter lives in Baltimore so I enjoyed seeing your shots there.

Lois Evensen said...

Lovely road trip! We just love them and are out there every chance we get. That black and white horse is so pretty.

Out on the prairie said...

Baltimore sounds nice.I would like to visit, this was where my family arrived into the states.

Manu Tyagi said...

Baltimore is good place . some day i would like to go there .

gigihawaii said...

I would love to meet you and Gregg someday. You seem like a nice couple. We were last in the DC area in 1987, wheen we toured the east coast. Don't know when we will be back. See us in Hawaii, Denise!

The Elephant's Child said...

A busy day, but a rewarding one as well.