Blog Besties Tour the East Coast: 4 Cities in 4 Days

June 10, 2016 Baltimore, MD, USA

If you follow along on Instagram, you've probably noticed an increase in posts. My blog bestie, Aleshea, whom I met forever ago via a Cara Box exchange, made a trip out to Baltimore and a whirlwind tour of some east coast cities commenced.

I'm failing as a blogger these days because I'm choosing more and more to enjoy experiences instead of photograph them, so photos are few and mundane, but keep an eye on Aleshea's blog for a more visually appealing recap!

Saturday: Baltimore

Sean and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary a day early by enjoying a couple's massage while Aleshea was on the plane. Once she arrived, we grabbed lunch and headed to Fort McHenry, birthplace of America's national anthem, then Fells Point, home of lovely waterfront views and the last bar visited by Edgar Allen Poe before his death.

tall ship baltimore
Touring a visiting tall ship in Fells Point.

Sunday: Annapolis

We began the day with church before heading to historic downtown Annapolis for a seafood lunch (ew, but when in Maryland, one must eat crab), more pretty waterfront views, and a visit to the US Naval Academy. Rain prevented more outdoor fun, so we headed back to Baltimore for some duckpin bowling.

Monday: Washington, DC

I clearly suck at being a tourist in my own town as I planned to go from Baltimore to DC in a train that actually only runs during rush hour. Whoops (no biggie, we drove to the metro easily enough)! We spent the day on foot around the usual National Mall spots: monuments/memorials (we even overheard adult tourists claim Lincoln is the first president!), the White House, and one of the Smithsonians, followed by happy hour with a transplant from Aleshea's hometown (it's a small world!).

World War II Memorial Washington DC
WWII Memorial

Tuesday: New York

Plenty of walking! According to my fitbit, I got over 25,000 steps despite 6+ hours round trip on a bus. Aside from the usual tourist hot spots (Times Square, Central Park), we ate cheap pizza,  walked the entire high line (it's so pretty!), and ended the day with a performance of Les Mis on Broadway.

Imperial Theatre New York City
Imperial Theatre, home of Les Mis until 9/4

Wednesday: Farewell

After sleeping in (we got back from NYC around 3 am), we enjoyed breakfast at Baltimore's famous Blue Moon Cafe before saying farewell. Here's to next time!

Captain Crunch French Toast Blue Moon Cafe
Breakfast at Blue Moon Cafe Baltimore


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9 comments

  1. Love seeing so many fun times in my hometown :) Blue Moon is amazing, did you go to the new one or the one in fells? I have yet to make it into the new one- it WILL happen this summer!

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  2. i love love love this!!! So glad you got to have such a fun vacation with a blog friend!

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  3. I love that you got to take a trip with your blog bestie! Looks like so much fun!

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  4. OMG I love love love this! Such a fun trip to take with you blogging BFF! Isn't it crazy when you literally make a blogging BFF?!?

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  5. What a blast! Looks like you had a great time. It's so fun to have blogging besties.

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  6. This looks so fun!! BFF trips are the best!!

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  7. This sounds like so much fun! I would love to do this!

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  8. Oh how I love NYC!! We're wanting to do a family trip to DC soon - - what a fun idea!!

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