Sunday, May 1, 2011

Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Boats!

I had the opportunity to travel to Baltimore for work a couple of weeks ago.  One evening we had "free" time for dinner on our own.  This was my third trip to Baltimore in as many years so I took the opportunity to venture out a bit.  A good friend of mine from college lives in Philadelphia so I headed there for dinner!

I like to take public transportation when possible and the city offered a free bus that would take me right to the train station.
A short trip to the train station and I as ready for the hour trip via Amtrak to Philly!

My friend Char welcomed me at the train station and became a great tour guide.  My first stop was the Liberty Bell.

There was a long line to get in, turns out that was just to get through security.  Once we were in we were able to walk right up.  I was really surprised at how small it really was!
A quick walking tour we also got to see where Ben Franklin was buried, Independence Hall, and the US Mint!


We ended the visit with dinner and catching up on old times.

I then headed back to Baltimore via the train, hoped into a taxi and got back to the hotel!  It was a super quick trip but lots of fun.  I would love to go back some time and take in all the sights and history that the area holds.

Our hotel in Baltimore was right at the inner harbor, so we got a chance to take the water taxi to Fells Point.



The conference also offered tours so I got a bus trip out of the deal as well.  The highlight was to cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, it was huge!
But as with any trip it is nice to get back on a plane and head home! 



3 comments:

BigD said...

What a fun adventure.
We went to Philly and saw those sights when I was a kid. It's still one of my most vividly remembered trips. I need to take my girls there sometime.

ann said...

I agree there is no place like home

Lana said...

I would love to get out there and see that bit of history. Bridges, but the way, kind of freak me out if I have to drive over them. I have gone over enough to be able to suck it up, but I am sure my knuckles are still white the whole time!

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