Tag: exploring

Mid-Atlantic Day Trips: The Baltimore Waterfront Promenade

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Baltimore waterfront

My friend suggested Baltimore’s Waterfront Promenade as a day trip destination earlier this year, and we’d been waiting for a weekend which we both had some free time to explore it in its entirety — or almost in its entirety. I am still amazed that I can live within minutes of some of these day trip destinations and not have heard about them except by chance — how much of our neighborhoods go unexplored?

Have You Visited Maryland’s “Tripoints”?

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Photo via howderfamily.com
Photo via howderfamily.com

If you don’t know what a tripoint is, don’t worry — I didn’t until this morning, either. According to the Washington Post, a tripoint — also known as a trifinium — is a place where three states converge. And Maryland’s got several of ’em.

The Treat of a Tree House

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Treehouse_roundwalk

This column, That Nature Show, is about the nature right under your nose: in our backyards, playgrounds and parks!  Stop and look around, you’ll be amazed at what surrounds you.

My son, 9, is what teachers call “not academically motivated.” Bless them. What they mean is that he’d rather be fishing. Or collecting worms. Not sitting doing subtraction. In class he’s a pain in the neck, in other words.

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