Sunday, November 22, 2015

Vacation is Winding Down

Well, I only have this last day left before I return to work.  Can we say saddened??????    

I spent Friday reading a book that was published this week and I also ran some errands and met up with a friend in the evening.  It was a really relaxed and low key day.

Saturday I decided to do something that I have been wanting to do for quite some time.  I went to Baltimore and toured the Historic Ships.   Yes, it has been on my to do list for years, but Todd and I never seemed to get there.  (I won't blame it all on him....If I would have put my foot down and insisted, he would have gone and probably had a good time.  It just was never worth putting my foot down and insisting.)  Saturday was the day!

I started with the Constellation, a wooden war ship.

From there I headed to the Chesapeake Lightship. 

Next up was the Torsk, a submarine.

Followed by a Coast Guard boat.

Seven Knoll Lighthouse was the last portion of the Historic Ship collection (maintained and operated by the same group.....the lighthouse was the only free exhibit) ....and I couldn't pass it up, so I treked over there next!

I grabbed a late lunch and decided to look at the map to see if there were any geocaches local.  There was one a block down the road.....PERFECT.  I looked closer and noticed that the cache was located at a museum.  The Star Spangled Banner Flag House and museum.  How perfect.  It was just the other week that I went to the Betsy Ross House.....I've spent my two vacations immersed in Revolutionary war stuff....wouldn't this just be fitting?   Off I went!   First to the museum (because they closed at 4) and then to pick up the geocache.  (Just for the record, the flag on the front of the building is the same size of the flag that Mary Pickersgill sewed, the one that inspired the Star Spangled Banner.  The stars are 2 feet from point to point.  She created it in a 6 week time period...that's a LOT of sewing!)

I didn't have any point in staying in Baltimore once the museums were closed.  I was home by 5:45.  I hit up a dinner with my parents and my brothers family.  I wasn't overly hungry so I had a milkshake and some fries.  I ended up not eating all of my fries and actually gave them away.  (Kinda shocked me too!)

Back to the salt mine tomorrow.  I am NOT looking forward to going back.  However, I will admit that I'm ready to get back into the workout routine.  Zumba tomorrow night for starters. (Maybe a few minutes at the gym before zumba to kill time!)   And more importantly.....back to tracking religiously!!!


Lynn said...

I really like that lighthouse. Sounds like a fun day.

Lynn said...

I really like that lighthouse. Sounds like a fun day.

The Happy Whisk said...

Back to the salt mines, yes. Time off can whoosh by so fast.

Lori said...

I enjoy touring ships and learning about their history. Your trip sounds fun.

finding lori said...

Your trip looks like it was so much fun!! That lighthouse is so cool and unique! :)

Denise said...

awesome lighthouse