A short drive today – 70 miles. We are now in Maryland traveling on back roads. Lots of water and marinas as we are paralleling the eastern side of Chesapeake Bay. We are in Maryland's Eastern Shore the part of the state between Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. We arrived at our campground and it was very rustic and looked like it wasn't open. Decided to stay one night as we are off to the ball game in Baltimore as soon as we get set up. The unfortunate thing about this location is that it is about 2 hours from downtown Baltimore. Marilyn drove to Baltimore while I had a quick map. She made it over the Bay Bridge which crosses over Chesapeake Bay from the Eastern Shore to Annapolis. We decided to take the light rail system to downtown Baltimore to avoid the hassle of parking. It worked great. About a 30 minute trip that costs $3.20 per person.
Downtown Baltimore around the Inner Harbour is beautiful. It is also within walking distance of Camden Yards where the Orioles play and the stadium where the NFL Ravens play. The two stadiums are side by side. We wandered the Inner Harbour area and relaxed. It was a beautiful afternoon. Low 70's and sunny. After a quick meal sitting on a bench beside the harbour we headed to Camden Yards for the game. Arrived early enough to see the Tampa Bay Rays take BP (batting practice). We sat in center field and enjoyed the sun and watching the kids (and the young at heart) scramble for balls that were hit or thrown over the fence. Camden Yards is a new stadium built in the old style. A huge terrace area in the outfield with lots of beer and food, including one recommended by David Docherty (Kris' boyfriend and baseball fanatic), Boog's which is owned by former Orioles first baseman Boog Powell. More on that later. Our seats were at field level behind third base. A beautiful evening for a baseball game.
The game was great with lots of hitting. About the sixth inning we headed back to Boog's for a smoked pork sandwich and a beer. Coleslaw and baked beans on the side. I could have eaten more but showed great will power. I was saving room for a hot dog.
Left the game about the 7th inning and took the train back to where we parked the car. Easy drive home as there wasn't much traffic. Home around midnight. A great day.