Friday, January 24, 2014

Baltimore and WV, continued

Ok, so between battling a cold, some freelance, and a weird and overwhelming amount of random social obligations, I haven't had much time for blogging since...well, since last year, really. So today I'm totally taking the cop-out method and just posting some more photos from my weekend visiting Emily. They were all shot on my iPhone, so they're not *quite* as awesome as my last post, but some are still pretty cool. And we'll return to real blog posts soon, I promise. (Maybe a wedding planning update? Would you all like/care/roll your eyes at that?)

Leaving Columbus Saturday morning/coming in over the bay in Baltimore. I hate mornings, but the sunrise is much nicer when viewed from 30,000 feet.

The harbor we were at (didn't look for the name, was too excited to see Em and a new city) had these retired Coast Guard vessels, including this submarine and the ship below. Note the sign on the ship: Last survivor of Pearl Harbor. Neat.


Ok so this is at Woodberry Kitchen, aka the brunch spot I will spend the rest of my life dreaming about. Seriously. The best breakfast food I've ever put in my mouth, and second best meal I've ever had (second only to the fancy French noms Matt and I enjoyed for our five-year anniversary). Also home to an incredible hot toddy, which took about five to seven minutes to make because it was just that damn complex and hand-crafted, y'all. I'm still dreaming about it...



Just in case you all didn't get enough pictures of fish the other day.

Fact: Watching a puffer fish get hand-fed little bits of shrimp is the cutest.


Saturday evening, Emily and I went to a distillery called Bloomery SweetShine, where we sampled some freakin' incredible limoncello and other various liquors. If you're ever in Charles Town, WV on a Friday or Saturday evening, make sure you stop by! You'll get some hilarious banter with your flight of such deliciousness as raspberry lemon, peach, "cremma lemma" (aka moonshine milkshake), black walnut and chocolate raspberry liquors (or liqueurs? not sure), as well as regular limoncello that's to die for and some phenomenal mixes. Their hard lemonade made me never want to drink anything else ever again.

You may or may not know that our cat, the aptly named Spazzy, was rescued and brought to us by Emily. Spazzy's brother, Oboe, went to Emily's dad. I got to meet him! He's a lot bigger and, as you can tell, not as patient about being held.

We also did a lot of driving in the mountains and looking at scenery.

Em basically lives on a peach orchard and the sunsets (and sunrises) are fantastic.

Flying home, I got to see a spectacular sunset, and some pretty cool night-flying sights. Including the lights over my beloved city (bottom-right; no idea what city that is in the bottom-middle).

Ok. Phew. So that pretty much wraps up my weekend! I'd like to say that this weekend will be relaxing, but it won't. We have two venue tours, a trip to the DMV to transfer the title of my new scooter from the friend I bought it from, our friends' engagement party, and I have a nail appointment, a hair appointment, dance rehearsal AND freelance work to do. Oh, geez. Is it NEXT weekend yet? Haha. Hope you all can do a bit of relaxing on my behalf, readers!


  1. Gorgeous shots!!
    I've never had a hot toddy.. Is this something I should be trying??

    1. ABSOLUTELY! In its purest form, it's just whiskey (or sometimes rum?) and hot water, sometimes with honey and/or lemon. I like to make mine with tea, and Sydney had a great recipe for an Earl Grey hot toddy on her blog a while back. The ones we had at Woodberry used, as far as I could tell, house-made grenadine, lemon, maple syrup, whiskey or rum, and hot water. Perfect for the frigid temps that will descend on our hemisphere next week!

  2. Fantastic!! 1.This totally is a "real" blog post lol and 2. Like half my blog posts have iPhone photography, tis the way my friend. Looks like you had a delightful time! That brunch place looks Awesome and I'm super jealous of your hot toddy (obviously)


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