We have been in Baltimore just over a week. I like it here. We are staying in Hampden, a neighborhood full of character, great food, and fantastic shops. I like the row homes, the steam that streams from underground at night, the fact that there is always something interesting to see or to avoid seeing. "The Avenue" is the main walking street just a couple blocks from where we are. We have walked this strip many times but today I took time to go into the shops and look around. I bought a dress for $3! What more do I have to say. Oh the art museums are free... And when you get on the highway the signs give you a choice of New York or Washington D.C.. A great contrast from Juneau where the signs gave you a choice between Thane and Auke Bay. The Avenue - Hampden One of several antique stores on "The Avenue". A very happy mannequin!
Before arriving in Baltimore Ken and I spent two nights in Chapel Hill, NC. It is a beautiful place. We walked around the UNC campus among hordes of college students. Later the same day we wondered to Duke and marveled at the amazing architecture. (UNC images above, Duke images below)