Somewhere between reminders to “Be careful!” and short interrogation sessions – “Why would you even want to go there, what is there to do?” – we planned our visit to Baltimore over President’s Day Weekend.
We walked around 30 miles this weekend, no joke!
We weren’t scared off. We didn’t feel scared at all, even walking through some of the trickier neighborhoods. I believe a little common sense goes a long way when travelling, and, let’s be honest, every city has its rough neighborhoods.
Despite all the warnings, we used the weekend to its fullest. Eating some great food, learning quite a bit of history, and enjoying one of the best weekend’s worth of weather I’ve ever seen during February! I mean, seriously, people acted like we were getting deployed into a war zone. I know Baltimore has had its fair share of troubles (recently and in the past) but we really enjoyed the city. It’s got character. It’s got a beautiful harbour. It’s got plenty of history and some great food. Each neighborhood has a different feel. I love cities like that. I want to walk from one end to the other, and see different people, different buildings, new food. That’s what make cites so great, you can find a little bit of everything.
I mentioned briefly a few weeks ago that I’d be taking an overnight train with the family down to Baltimore, and we made it! Honestly, I was a little apprehensive at first. I really hit the rails running, making my first Amtrak journey a nine hour overnight ride. I’m sure many of you are much more familiar with trains than I am. So as a first time rider, I wanted to share some of my thoughts on the overnight train experience.
I totally understand if you don’t remember. I realized the page wasn’t entirely useful in its current state. You see, I update it every month. That’s great for me, I get to see how far I’ve come. But for somebody just finding this blog, it’s not so helpful. So you have a lot of points? Cool.
It’d be a lot more helpful if I explained how to get those, huh?
I’ve decided to write a monthly post, outlining the biggest changes and updates to my portfolio of points and miles. This will be the inaugural post, and just about every month I’ll write a new update, to coincide with updating the page itself.