Baltimore’s Inner Harbor – Plan a Day or More

Baltimore, Maryland.

Note: As this is being written, it’s mid-March (St. Patrick’s Day, to be exact.) Travel is in short supply and not recommended until we get past this COVID-19 pandemic. There is no doubt that the travel plans of spring vacationers have been upset. That’s probably the least of our worries right now. My wife, Lynn, and I have cut our travel plans for the time being, and we’ve even decided to stay in Arizona a bit longer before heading back to our home in Fargo. Stay safe and follow the guidelines from the CDC.

In 2019, my last Civil Air Patrol National Conference as North Dakota Wing Commander found me in the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore. Downtown Baltimore is much like any major city downtown with skyscrapers and business offices. The city, however, has a connection to the Atlantic Ocean via the Patapsco River. The river, 39 miles (63 km) in length, is born in central Maryland and flows through Baltimore into Chesapeake Bay. That pathway to the Atlantic brought international trade to the area. Since the early days, shipbuilding was a major industry in the harbor. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 1 September 2019

Baltimore, Maryland.

Last weekend I finished my first visit to the City of Baltimore for the annual Civil Air Patrol National Conference. One of the reasons I bought my small Sony RX-100 camera is so that I could take a very portable, yet high quality camera with me when I travel. Of course, I forgot to put it in my travel kit. Now, truth be told, I don’t have a whole lot of time for sightseeing and such during these conferences, but I can usually find some time in off hours to do a little nearby exploring. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 25 August 2019

Baltimore, Maryland.

The Inner Harbor area is alive with tourists staying at the many nearby hotels and with city residents out looking for an evening on the town. There is much to do during the day including several museums, a planetarium, and the National Aquarium. At night the area comes alive with music venues. There are no shortages of places to eat, either. The beautifully restored power plant buildings are an attraction in themselves. Continue reading