Our day in Baltimore

Breakfast was wonderful at the Windham Hotel. Today we would see Baltimore. Again Barbara was driving and again there was construction. Our first stop of the day was Fort McHenry, the site of the Star Spangled Banner. The fort was rather small, but well-situated to defend Baltimore, which it had done. It was a very hot day again, so we were again melting whenever we had to walk between buildings. Stop two was to the USS Constellation, the last wooden war ship built by the US. It was a pretty cool ship to tour. Stop three was the Walter’s Museum, which Courtney said was her favorite so far. It was a pretty spectacular museum, and it was free! Our last stop was to Edgar Allen Poe’s grave and then to his house. The grave was cool, the house was right in the middle of what today are tenements. It was a pretty scary neighborhood. Most visiting the site wouldn’t even get out of their cars! After that, we drove to DC to my brother’s house.