|Katie and her friend Napoleon outside her home in Columbia, Md.|
Let me just recount this trip for a moment. Lorri and I left on the 26th for a family vacation that had three parts. 1) Spend three days in Baltimore on the inner harbor, 2) travel to Charlottesville, Virginia for niece Katie Valliere's wedding and share a house for three days with brother in law Paul Miller and Pat and Michelle, 3) wrap up with three days with friends John Valliere and Shirley Hottot in northern Virginia. Sounds like fun, right? A bit of travel with the family element included.
|Son Patrick, bride Katie, and brother in law Paul Miller share smiles on Katie's big night|
|Daughter in law Michelle and niece Alex laugh it up at the wedding.|
|A look at the Md. Rte 1 bridge across the Anacostia, the likely crossing place for the British at Bladensburg.|
|Memorial to the Marines at Bladensburg inside Fort Lincoln Cemetery|
|Battle of North Point state parkland near Baltimore.|
|The masts of the USS Constellation at historic Baltimore seaport.|
|USS Torsk, WWII submarine|
|Frank Robinson statue in Camden Yards|
|Greeting fans at Pfitzner Park, home of the Peninsula Pilots|
|Baseball is baseball, and the 4th of July game between the Fredrick Keys and Peninsula Nationals was no different|
|Yours truly and Lorri outside Phillips on Baltimore's inner harbor.|
I really appreciated those that indulged my goofy obsessions-John, Shirley, Paul, my nieces, and, of course my wonderful wife, who understands that transporting me to a history-rich land is about like supplying cocaine to an addict.