Today I am linking up with Healthy Diva Life for “Marvelous in my Monday” because it certainly was a marvelous weekend!
As I mentioned last week, I had some friends visit this weekend to hang out in Baltimore and see the Yankees play the Orioles. Let me preface this weekend recap by saying that I rarely go out to bars anymore, and I haven’t been to an Orioles game in two years. Rob and I usually avoid the inner harbor because of the crowds and tourists. However, we wanted to show our visitors some fun parts of the city while they were here.
On Friday we had a couple drinks at our apartment with our friends Williams and Sherrie before heading into Federal Hill to have dinner at one of the bars. Williams requested a crab cake so we knew that Mothers would be a good spot.
On the way there we encountered this grossness on the street- we had to convince the out of towners that Baltimore is not always this disgusting:
After dinner we headed to an outdoor patio of the same bar and hung out there for the rest of the night. We could see the other bars in the area and the drunk people on the street- it was very entertaining. We were out until 1:30am which is by far the latest I have stayed out in years. On our way home we stopped for pizza, and it was pretty hysterical seeing all the drunk people in the pizza place. That was us 10 years ago.
When I got back I was so excited to see Rob coming down the street with Gatorades. I never drink that stuff anymore but I was craving it at the time.
We had some more friends, Jaclyn and Falcon, from DC join us Saturday afternoon as well as my sister, Katie. We all went into the inner harbor to get lunch and walk around before the game. It was crowded but we were able to get a table at J Pauls. They had good food (more crab cakes for Williams) and a nice view of the harbor.
We headed into the game by the second inning. Of course, the beer was way overpriced and got warm really fast because it was so hot out. The Yankees won so 3 out of 7 of us were happy!
By the time the game was over we needed more food so went over to Metropolitan. They have a large selection of craft beers so we got to try some different kinds (a big step up from the warm Camden Yards beers!). Williams tried the Skull Splitter (the strongest beer on the menu).
After dinner we went to a bar called C & R Pub (stands for Cowboys and Rednecks). I had never been there before but some of my friends wanted to hear country music. (It’s not really a “country” bar, just some of the music is country). The guys insisted on doing a shot called Pickleback, which involves whiskey and pickle juice. I stayed far away from that.
It got progressively more crowded as the night went on and we were reminded of our age. Seeing all the 22-24 year olds made us feel so old. I realized I am no longer cut out for that kind of bar scene! (I mean, I knew that already, but that night just confirmed it).
We went home around 12 and had some wine and played the game Celebrity. I was definitely the worst player because I don’t know anything about celebrities, but it was fun and I think we were all happy to have left the bar as it had been turning into a drunkfest.
Despite being reminded that we are almost 10 years out of college it was a great weekend. I think we got to show everyone a decent amount of the city in a pretty short amount of time. I think by living so close to everything we never feel the need to do stuff like that so having visitors was a good way to take advantage for a couple of days.
Thanks, friends, for a marvelous weekend! Now let’s hope that this work week goes by as fast as the weekend did.
How long have you been out of college? Does being around younger people make you feel old?
Ever been to Baltimore? If so, what is your favorite thing to do here?
What was marvelous about your weekend?