This past weekend I spent the days and nights on Maryland's eastern shore, a place I love to visit for it's southern style hospitality and country living style. Yes, it is still a part of the state of Maryland but in many ways makes you feel like you have left town and visited some other place.
The Baltimore Harbor has been a historic seaport since the early 1700s when it was used as a point of entry for the tobacco trade. In 1729 the Carroll Family made available the tract of land now known as the Baltimore Inner Harbor, naming it Baltimore Town, in honor of the 2nd Baron of Baltimore, Cecil Calvert.
Baltimore celebrated the 200th Anniversary of our National Anthem with a "Star Spangled Spectacular" event (Sept 10-16) with a week of activities. With Baltimore's long and rich maritime history, this provided another opportunity for the much beloved tall ships to sail into town, right out of the history books.
New York, the city with the millions of lights and people that never sleep. or so it seems. There is always activity in the streets of this wonderful city.