I recently returned from my first-ever trip to Baltimore, MD.
There is so much to see and do in downtown Baltimore!
I was there for the Sweet Adeline International Competition!
My chorus, Top of the Rock, was invited to compete in the Harmony Classic portion of the contest! For those of you unfamiliar with Sweet Adelines–it’s a BIG DEAL!
The entire week was full of activities and contests. However, I was unable to stay the whole week, so I had to do my touring FAST!
We arrived late Sunday night. Our first rehearsal wasn’t until Monday afternoon, so we had time for a little exploring!
Breakfast was at Potbelly. We discovered Potbelly on a trip to Houston a couple of years ago. They have yummy breakfast sandwiches and oatmeal. They are very reasonably priced, which is a good thing!
I saved my little Potbelly bag just because it had a “P” stamped on it. Yes, I’m a nerd!
Our hotel was right down the road from Camden Yards–where the Orioles play baseball! My husband is a big baseball fan, so I had to snap a couple of pictures for him!
The Baltimore Inner Harbor was really cool! Tons of restaurants and shops. I would have loved to tour the Domino Sugar plant! Boat tours of the harbor were available. Some of my friends took the tour and said it was great! I just didn’t have time.
This was not their tour boat. I guess it could have been though!
The McCormick World of Flavors shop was a fun little shop in the Inner Harbor, lots of Old Bay seasoning! Mom and I enjoyed the salt sampling we did there. Our favorite was the lime salt. I asked if they had any other samples we could try. One of the gals working there is a cupcake maker. She brought me some samples of her frosting. They weren’t bad. Here is a link to her Facebook page.
Off to rehearsal-the reason we came! Weeks prior to our trip, chorus members exchanged words of encouragement and small gifts with a Secret Sis. Look what my Sis gave me at the big reveal–a Baltimore scrapbook! What a unique and thoughtful gift! She included all kinds of scrappy Baltimore goodies in it. Thanks, Becky! You were a great Secret Sis.
At one of our rehearsals several of us decided to dress alike–unintentionally.
Later, we all dressed alike–on purpose this time!
Why do we girls always squish our faces together in pictures?
Can you tell we are excited to hit the stage?!
We did GREAT!
Guess what? We came in 3rd place–IN THE WORLD!!!!
You can see for yourselves…
I have a couple more tidbits to share with you from my trip so stay tuned. I can’t wait to go back to Baltimore one day when there is a little more time for exploring!
I did make it home in time for Senior Night with my girl! I even managed to make it though without tears.