I’ve already told y’all about my trip to Chicago. And my trip to Cleveland. So all that’s left of my summer adventures are my trips to Baltimore and Pensacola. And since Pensacola is my home town, I don’t have a lot to share aside from the things I alluded to in my (sometimes) weekly gratitude post. If you don’t mind, I’m just gonna combine these two trips into one post or I’ll never get this series finished. So let’s do the damn thing.
Ahh, Baltimore. The land of crabcakes and more bars per capita than anywhere else in the union (not a scientific fact really, just my observation). This wasn’t officially my first trip there, but since I was like, 8 the last time I went, we’re gonna call this my first visit to B-More. Can ya dig it? The purpose of the trip was to visit Jeffrey’s old friends Luke and Jojo, who he hasn’t seen in nearly 15 years or something insane like that. They own an adorable little record shop in Hampden called Jojosouth and I highly recommend you visit if you’re ever in the area. I think they primarily deal in collectible and old-school stuff, but you can find some new releases, too. Ain’t it cute:
We spent most of our time kickin it in the shop and on the porch above the shop, but we did get to do a little touristin’ around in Hampden and Fell’s Point. Which reminds me… Fell’s Point, the oldest neighborhood in Baltimore–like, 1600’s old–has got to be the best pub crawl destination I have ever encountered. It is this neighborhood alone that has me thinkin that Baltimore has the most bars I’ve ever seen in one town. I think I stopped counting at 27 within a two-block radius. They really love their beer in Batimore, y’all.
Anyhoo, the hubs and I weren’t really in a pub crawl kind of mood, so we spent most of our touristin time wandering in and out of thrift shops. Check out some of the awesomeness we came across:
Overall, we had a FABULOUS time in Baltimore. Although, I think that was mostly due to the company we were keeping. Since y’all probably aren’t lucky enough to be friends with our friends, you can make up for it by visiting a few of the places we enjoyed while we were there, like the Annabel Lee Tavern, the Golden West Cafe, Holy Frijoles, and Atomic Books.
Like I said, Pensacola is my home town and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it there. Mostly for my people that are still there and the nostalgia that one’s hometown inevitably brings. The beach helps, too. I mean, could this be any more beautiful?
My trip mainly revolved around hanging out with my mommas and celebrating this girl’s 30th birthday:
and making a fool of myself in bars:
Long series short, I had a kick-ass summer what with all the traveling and all. Not that I don’t love Ann Arbor, but sometimes a girl’s just gotta get away.