Baltimore ended up being one of our “bust” day. . .
every once in awhile that happens, I guess!
This summer trip was devoted to seeing and focusing on Maine
and Acadia National Park. . .and we should have left it at that. . .
rather than trying to cram a few more things in
when it’s really just going to be a rush,
with no time to slow down and appreciate. . .
I think that’s what happened with Baltimore. . .
we were on our way to Annapolis to see the State House. . .
we had to pass through Baltimore. . .
so I just HAD to see the harbor area. . .which is fabulous!
I highly recommend going down there and enjoying it. . .
and had we stopped with that, given our time restraints,
everything would probably have been fine. . .
but NOOOO. . .we do have a couple of hours. . .
we could cram in a trolley tour. . .MISTAKE!
Bad Tour. . .BAD, BAD Tour. . .
you can’t cram that much stuff into one tour. . .
they seriously need to take out
about half of the stuff they tried to show us,
and just focus on the really great
highlights of the city. . .
add to that the poor communication skills of the guide,
due to age I’m afraid. . .
very, very knowledgeable about all the stuff. . .
just could not translate it into coherent sentences. . .
by the time he would tell us what we were seeing. . .
we were LONG past it. . .it was just sad. . .
sad, sad, sad. . .
I started out taking notes, as I usually do,
so I can remember what the pics are of. . .
that didn’t last long. . .I was so confused!
Anyway. . .as we did when we had a horrible tour in Boston,
we will return, and give Baltimore another shot,
when we have a LOT more time to explore. . .
Just hate that we basically wasted $26 pp for the tour. . .
plus $26 for parking. . .plus a tip. . . (courtesy only)
and two hours of our time. . .
Okay. . .enough whining. . .on to Annapolis. . .
Janice and Dave