Thursday, July 14, 2011

Baltimore Annapolis Solomons Part 1

On Sunday we left for the BMAC Show in Baltimore where we are always looking for new artists, especially glass artists.

On the way we stopped to see the Vietnam Memorial. Michael spent some time there in the brown water navy on the Mekong River. The memorial was quite moving to see.

From there we drove straight north. As I've stated in some previous posts we've been trying to do some camping this year. So instead of going into Baltimore on Sunday night we stayed near Ellicott City at the Patapsco Valley State Park.

They describe it as an oasis in the middle of a metropolitan area, which is what we found it to be as well. The sites were really nice and the grounds secure. We were only 10 minutes from Ellicott City and 20 minutes from the Baltimore Convention Center.

We hadn't been in Ellicott City for quite a few years and forgot how quaint the town is. Had a WONDERFUL crab cake at Trolley Stop.

I've always been interested in railroads and the B and O Depot there is beautiful.

The next morning we were at the Baltimore Convention Center in 20 minutes.

We usually stay at the Hilton but this time we stayed at the Hyatt. We've been there before and they have updated it since the last time we were there. One thing I always like is the view of the Inner Harbor from the hotel.

At the Show saw some of our favorite artists like Hank Goodman, Luke Adams, Ray Pottery, and Mike Mikutowski we did find some new glass including one artist from Wilmington, NC! We'll keep you posted as the new work comes in.

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