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Cycling into the Big City.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Last night Patrick and I had tickets to the Ravens/Redskins game.


Last night Patrick and I had tickets to the Ravens/Washington NFL Football club game.

I just wish they would change that name and get it over with. It's going to happen sooner or later why not just do it sooner and move on to harassing the Cleveland and Atlanta MLB Clubs. You know, important stuff.

Anyway. Short story made long. A number of years ago, a man named Kevin Scally from Baltimore check into a particular hotel near Big Sur for a marathon. My sister works the night desk. "Scally. I know some Scallys back in Baltimore. My cousins Kathy, Maggie, Rose ..."

And Kevin finished for her, "... Marietta, Mike, and Phil. Yeah, they're my cousins too!"

Then I was running a marathon and we happened to run into each other. Kevin ran up to me and called me Mike. "Mike's my son," I said.

"Sorry, I thought you were my cousin Mike. You look just like him. I couldn't imagine him running."

"Funny, I have a cousin Mike whom everyone thinks I look like, though we can't see it."

"Do you have a cousin Marietta, too?" Kevin asked. And he told me the story about my sister in Big Sur. Small world. We're friends now. After all we go to all the same weddings and funerals.

So here we have 60,000 people cnverging on M&T Bank Stadium in the gathering darkness and I here "TIM!, TIM NOHE!" And what do you know! It's Kevin. And he's with his friend from Big Sur.

I am not sure why I got onto that story except ...

... no, not sure at all. Oh well, here's a picture from the game.

Today, was a lovely day with low humidity and temperatures in the lower 80s. This has been a spectacular summer. (Nothing like last year when we a a couple of days with heat indices around 120ºF. That was brutal.) I I got on the trike and headed out for the City. Baltimore is only about seven miles as the Raven flies. A little farther by road. I was able to do my "Travelocity Gnome" think with my tricycle.

My first stop downtown was at the B&O Museum on Pratt Street. I didn't go in but I did lose my gloves there. And since I video my rides, I know EXACTLY where they were when I left.

The B&O Roundhouse Railroad Museum

Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum

Babe’s Dream in the courtyard at the entrance of CamdenYards

On Eutaw Street Plaza looking into the Baseball field

The Golden Arm, Johnny Unitas who made his career in Baltimore with Colts, in from of M&T Bank Stadium where the Ravens play

The finish line to the Baltimore Marathon, coming up in October. I shall run the half.

Inner Harbor with the Power Plant (one of the few buildings to survive the 1905 fire) and part of the National Aquarium.

Another angle of the Inner Harbor showing the other part of the Aquarium. I like how my windsocks match the flags in front of Baltimore World Trade Center.

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    Hey, I've been there! Watched the Orioles beat the Dodgers. (Even though we are National League fans, I do not like the Dodgers. ) And the Inner Harbor was really cool!
    Baltimore is a beautiful town. Great picture of you and your trike!
    1279 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/25/2014 9:14:03 AM
    thanks for taking us around your neck of the woods...... glad your back from the land of no wifi!
    1279 days ago
  • CIPHER1971
    Thanks for the city tour, I always love your rides.

    Have a great day
    1279 days ago
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