Saturday, August 4, 2012

Baltimore Adventure

 We drove to Baltimore Inner Harbor for lunch and some exploring today!  Here's a light house that was moved in 1998 from it's working position inland.  It had to be inland, instead of on the land's end, because the light and lay of the land would have guided ships directly into the land.  
 The wind was blowing and it was HOT...but we were having fun!  That crane above us was used to old the row boats that the lighthouse keepers used.

 Walking down the pier to restaurants and stuff.
 Last remaining Pearl Harbor ship the USCGS Taney.  We didn't tour it, but it was pretty cool to see.
 A piece of the World Trade Towers from 9/11.  It was in front of Baltimore World Trade Center.
 This plastic bug on the ground almost gave Mike a heart attach.  hahahahaha

 This was just a cool ship we saw on our walk to lunch.
 How's this for a Barnes and Noble?  The Hard Rock Cafe was next door...that's where we had lunch!
 So we're driving around the neighborhoods around Baltimore and we're sitting at a stop light.  A truck going across the intersection pull through and there it is...A YARN SHOP!!  I pointed and yelled, "Oh!  Look, a yarn shop!"  Mike says, "Ok, jump out here and we'll circle the block and pick you up in a few minutes."  Is he the perfect husband or what?!

 So I cross the street and enter Lovely Yarns!  A perfect name because it was absolutely lovely...and busy!  The small shop was packed with a class in the back, customers shopping, a private class taking place on the little couch...I was in heaven!  The owner greeted me warmly...I felt right at home!  But I knew I had to shop fast, don't want to take advantage of my impromptu find!  On one wall she had tons of sock yarn, almost all was locally dyed stuff...sweet!  I bought two skeins of Snallygaster Fibers, Lindy Hop Sock yarn...I really only intended to by one, but the shop owner who was ringing people up was busy helping another customer, so I continued to look and found another skein.  
 This skein is already wound up and ready to cast on!  Both skeins are self striping.  This one is called "Moosen in the Woodsen".  
 This one is called "Great Pumpkin".
 The owner suggested I take this flyer that has a map and info on all the shops in the neighborhood (called Hampden).  It's one of those cute neighborhoods with no chain-type restaurants/shops.  Sounds like a good place for date-night!

1 comment:

  1. It looks like you're really enjoying exploring your new home! And it looks like there is certainly lots of good stuff to see!