An afternoon in Baltimore, Md.

Baltimore harbor

Last weekend, I took a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit some friends. We ended up spending the Saturday in Baltimore, Md. at the National Aquarium, which is hands down the best aquarium I’ve ever visited. And it ended up being the case that this afternoon was the most documented portion of my trip (you present the girl some cute creatures and hasty attempts to snap some photos will obviously follow).



Jelly fish

More jelly fish

We spent the morning at the National Aquarium and after a couple of hours of looking at fish, we were in the mood for seafood (a possibly unintentional assertion of the dominion of man). After some trekking around the harbor, we ended up at the Thames Street Oyster House in Fell’s Point where we split a platter of oysters on ice and I ate The Best Crab Cake. The previous holder of this title was a crab cake generously stuffed with bread crumbs and questionable quantities of true crab. But this was all crab. Amazing.

Crab cake

It came neatly in this little bun, but soon fell apart in a delicious mess when I picked it up. That toothpick there is no fashion statement. There was some pureed squash and coleslaw on the side too.

And then there was more walking around Fell’s Point, more harbor and a bit more National Aquarium. Baltimore is a quirky, fun place.

Fell's Point

Boat in harbor

All with wonderful company.


One Thought on “An afternoon in Baltimore, Md.

  1. National Aquarium on November 27, 2012 at 4:47 pm said:

    Thanks for sharing your visit to the Aquarium on your blog! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that Thames Street has topped your list of crab cake favorites (it happens to be one of ours as well). We hope to see you again soon!

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