Scenes from the Fourth of July | Gray Tee and Navy Shorts
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I hope you guys had a great Independence Day! As I mentioned earlier in my July Bucket List post, July fourth happens to be my boyfriend, Brian’s birthday! A group of our friends decided to spend the day in Baltimore to get out of the city for a while (thereby crossing two things off my bucket list for this month).
This is kind of a lazy post, I fully will acknowledge, but I had a really fun time spending the day in a fun city with my friends! We were a group of nine people and some of us had fun times in Baltimore when we were in our early 20s (oh how time flies) so going back was like taking a walk down memory lane. We revisited some of our favorite bars and restaurants (while avoiding the thunderstorm that threatened to ruin the day) and walked around the Fell’s Point neighborhood.
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Phillip’s Crab Deck
Our first stop when we got in to Baltimore was lunch at Phillip’s Crab Deck. They’re quite famous in the area for their crab cakes and seafood. It was a scorching day and humid to boot, due to a few storms that were threatening to rain on our fun that afternoon. We were seated outside under a big tented area, safe from weather. I got a frozé as I couldn’t resist a cool icy drink in the 95 degree weather. Others got summertime crush drinks that were also quite good. We shared a few dishes including snowcrab legs (that were SO delicious), oysters, and the bucket of clam, mussels, and shrimp. I also separately got a hotdog with crab mac and cheese. It was divine!
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The Horse you Came In On and Kilwins
After we finished munching on our seafood, the storms really started coming in so we escaped in Ubers to Fell’s Point. As one of my friends put it, this is the area where “no good decisions were made” when she was in her early 20s. Of course we had to go! We hung out at The Horse You Came In On Saloon - a western-style bar that had the coolest atmosphere and live music! We didn’t have the friendliest bartender but good company more than made up for that. If you’re in the area, I do recommend that bar as it’s quite fun! Going there in your late 20s/early 30s is a completely different experience than going in your early 20s, I must say.
When the rain stopped, we walked around Fell’s Point, taking in the sights. We stopped by Kilwins’ for ice cream. One of our friends is from Michigan and as Kilwins is a Michigan-based chocolate and ice cream shop, he was excited to go there. We walked around the harbor with our ice cream in tow, glad that the weather cooled down from the thunderstorm.
We came in by MARC train and they were on a weekend schedule on July fourth so we had to catch the last one out by 6 PM. A few of us even had to work the next day so we didn’t go too crazy (adulting is rough). When we arrived back in DC, some of us went for one last drink at Biergarten Haus, near Union Station but some of us were pooped for the night (including me) so we all went off to do our own thing.