Where’s the Beach?

Is it the end of August already? This summer has flown by. I am not too sad about this since I hate the summer. I would probably enjoy it more if I had a personal pool, but I don’t have a pool, therefore I don’t like the summer.

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Saturday Shennanigans

What happens when two witty, sarcastic ladies meet at their mutual place of employment and find out that they both enjoy walking fast, talking faster, and good beer? They become good friends and decide to spend a weekend in Baltimore, getting tattoos*, taking pictures, doing shit, and eating good food.

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One can’t truly appreciate the wonder of Baltimore in only two days, but by golly, we jammed as much as possible into Sarah’s short visit.

Friday night we kept things chill. After dinner and drinks at my favorite –  Hamilton Tavern – we watched Gone Girl and called it a night.

Saturday morning we hit the town, and we hit it hard.

Hamilton -> Fells Point -> Downtown -> Ellicott City -> Hampden -> Harbor East

* Technically, I was the only one who got tattooed. S.K. just sat courtside.  Photos courtesy S.K.

NOLA

There’s something amazing about being in a new city. Even when you’re there for work, getting out to explore a new city is such an invigorating experience. Being in New Orleans for the past week was incredible. I went into the experience feeling a little anxious and a little overwhelmed at the prospect of spending a week with coworkers, at a convention, over 1000 miles from home. But, you know me, I adjust pretty quickly.

If you ever make it to New Orleans, I implore you to venture outside of Bourbon St. and wander down to Frenchmen St. So much music and life, it’s almost overwhelming. Almost. It also seems apropos that while, in New Orleans, I befriended a coworker’s sister, who just happens to be a jazz singer. With a name like Donna Singer, you have to check her out.

Beachin

Every summer deserves at least one solid day of lounging on the beach and setting everything else aside. All you need is a good book, a good friend (or two or three) and a good drink (or four or five).

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My friend and I met up at Rehoboth Beach, early one Saturday morning and parked on one of the side streets. You can find 10 hour meters that take quarters near the boardwalk. The meters also sync with the parking app, ParkMobile. It’s easy to use and you don’t have to worry about lugging a bag of quarters to the beach.

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To make sure we got to spend the majority of our time on the beach, my friend and I packed a cooler of food. Prepared chicken salad, pita chips, hummus, celery, carrots, and sliced melon made for an excellent snack. When it started to rain, we threw our gear into the car and headed to a nearby bar to wait out the rain. It quickly passed and we were able to spend another 4 hours on the beach. We even got to see a beach wedding!

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Beach Bag Essentials:
A good book
iPod
Sunglasses
Sarong