Top of the World in Baltimore, Maryland

As we continue to get acquainted with our new location and finish the process of moving in, we decided to take some time this weekend to be tourists in our new city. One of the things that we did was to go to the observation deck of the World Trade Center near Inner Harbor that is called “The Top of the World”. This is the type of thing that we would do anytime that we visited a city, regardless of where we are in the world, as these observation decks provide amazing views. In addition to the views, the deck also provides quite a bit of history regarding the city and information on many of the famous citizens that have lived there.

Views of Baltimore
Looking Out Towards Our Neighborhood Off in the Distance
Submarine That You Can Explore
National Aquarium

Like many cities located on the eastern coast of the United States, Baltimore has a rich history that goes back hundreds of years to the birth of the nation. Clearly it has evolved over time into the modern city that it is today. Inner Harbor is just a short distance from the city center of Baltimore, so the views from the observation deck include both views of the harbor as well of the city center. One of the things that we found interesting was that we could see the landmark of the local brewery in Baltimore, National Bohemian (Natty Boh), which is located near our new location, so we could almost see our new home from the deck.

Historic Ship
Inside of the Observation Deck
View of the Harbor
One of the Many Landmarks in Baltimore

There are many recognizable landmarks that can be seen from the deck, including the baseball stadium where the Baltimore Orioles play named Camden Yards. In addition to the navy and commercial ships that can be seen in the harbor, there are also several ships that are part of the living classrooms in Baltimore that people can tour that can be seen from the deck. It was definitely an enjoyable way to spend some time getting acquainted to Baltimore. It was also a clear and sunny day, which made the views even better.

More City Views with Camden Yards
Another Ship
We Love Walking Along the Harbor
One of the Many Plaques in the Observation Deck

Walking Along the Waterfront in Baltimore

After a long week of getting settled in our new environment, we decided to take a day to relax and take a walk along the waterfront. We started at the Canton Waterfront Park where there is a trail that wraps around the harbor. It was a beautiful day and there were many people also out enjoying an early spring day taking a stroll or jogging along the path. Not surprisingly, there are several restaurants along the water with open air patios that were packed with people enjoying cold beverages and soaking in some sun. We did stop for a margarita before heading back towards our place.

The Start of Our Walk
Just Part of the Marina
Walking the Path

Overall, we spent about an hour and a half walking on the trail and enjoying the scenery. It is certainly a different atmosphere than what we would have done while we were living in Colorado. It definitely gave us a taste of what to expect as the days get warmer. Although this is literally out of our back door, the majority of people come into the inner harbor area from the surrounding neighborhoods and other parts of the city to enjoy the food and views. It is obvious why so many people choose to come to Baltimore’s inner harbor area as a destination. Fortunately for us, as you get farther away from the actual inner harbor, the neighborhoods get quieter but there are just as many choices of places to enjoy food and drinks.

Canton Waterfront Park
Many of the Yachts
Houses Along the Path

We Have Arrived at Our New Headquarters

We have been silent for the past several weeks as we embarked on changing our location from Colorado to Maryland. We have finally moved into our new place in Baltimore and are starting to settle in. We still have a lot to do over the coming weeks in order get fully moved in, but we are looking forward to starting new adventures in the area and getting overseas as well. There are so many opportunities for us and we are truly excited about what will discover in the coming weeks and months.

Views of Baltimore
Interesting Architecture

Moving across the country is definitely a daunting experience and even as organized as we are, it is still very overwhelming. We can hardly wait to share our stories as we explore our own backyard in the city of Baltimore. We may have a few more days of being quiet, but should be back to “normal” in the near future.

We are Blocks from the Water
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Area