Baltimore, MD – ale houses, pierogis, and a side trip to LA.

Traveling with Looper buddies June, Tim, and Maggie on Subject to Change, we docked in Baltimore, at the Anchorage Marina, for a week.

Anchorage Marina – Baltimore Professor Trash Wheel

Whether you are an environmentalist, a science nerd, or just a kid at heart, the Baltimore Professor Trash Wheel is designed to make you smile (right, Sarah O!).

Baltimore Professor

Baltimore Professor2

We all agreed it was refreshing to see a colorful, educational approach to improve water quality in the harbor. The community project was placed in service in 2014, thanks to donations from the Pedersen Family and the Abell Foundation.    To Learn More Click Here.

Baltimore Ale Houses & Italian Food

The marina was easy walking distance to an overwhelming number of options for good food and drink.

Ale House2
Wharf Rat
Ale House
Ale Mary’s – for real!

The four of us chose La Scala, in Little Italy.  (Maggie and Maddie were on duty, guarding the boats). Meet Willie, our amazing waiter.  We spared you pics of the food, it was insanely delicious!  If you are in the neighborhood it’s a MUST – here’s a link to the restaurant menu. Molto Bene!

La Scala
Willie La Scala

Pierogi Festival with Tim & June

On Saturday, we found solace from another day of rain at the Holy Rosary Church in Baltimore. Built in 1927,  to learn more about the historic Polish church, click here.


The Pimms Royale drinks were a double tribute to the running of the Preakness and the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan.  The delicious pierogi’s were hand made; to me they tasted like my beloved polish Aunt Mancy used to make, when I was just a wee child.  Sweet memories.

Side trip to LA

We left Exhale safely docked in Baltimore to make a side trip to LA.

Hummingbird Mo and Craig

This little hummingbird nest is at Craig & Mo’s.  Hey Murphy – thanks for not actually eating Maddie.

Alisha Radiation
Alisha – radiation #8 of 28
Alisha and Claire
Alisha and Claire

It was a treat to spend quality time with Alisha, Erik, and “Klaar’in”;  and, Maddie finally met Alisha’s cute little frenchy Josephine (or Josey).  Te Amo Mija – you look mahvelous!

Project with Leo and Abby 2
Project Time for Abby, Rick and Leo
Project with Leo and Abby
Abby delegates.

It was also a great chance for Rick to create a project, with the help of Leo & Abby.  By the way, you guys did a great job on the baseboards for the “visitors”.

Donna on board

Back in Baltimore we were joined by Donna, sometimes referred to as Rick’s “other wife” but really she is my sweet boating buddy.

Donna on Exhale

Donna Francis Scott Key Bridge

Francis Scott Key Bridge
Francis Scott Key Bridge

So glad to have you on board, Donna!

Happy Birthday, Zach 5/25/1981

Big Hugs for AZS, love you very much.


Next Stop:

Chesapeake City, then Cape May.  Aiming to be in New York on the 30th, the weather gods will decide. See you soon 7 &8!

Author: Exhale49

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