12 July 2009
i loved yesterday.
i love everyday, but yesterday was especially good. Stephanie and i took the day and went up to Baltimore. we had been planning on going for awhile to visit my teacher from high school. my favorite teacher. the one who was/is my main inspiration in art and travel. we drove right into the city for lunch around noon with the dogs and walked around before we met up with them. the weather was perfect. even though it looked like it was going to rain any second- it felt breezy and warm and we were optimistic. around 5 we planned on all meeting up at the visionary art museum. last time we were in Baltimore, about a month ago, i had seen this museum while we were driving down to the waterfront in federal hill, and it caught my eye. the outside is decorated with mirror and blue glass shards covering one wall, a bus and a tree. and and it was just as amazing inside as it is on the outside. it was full of what i would call folk art. stuff that the average person probably wouldn't like, not glamorous by any means but very intriguing. afterward we drove down to fells point to have dinner at Peter's inn. a hole in the wall restaurant Stephanie recommended that serves a new menu every week. we got there right as it opened and it was already almost full. but there was one table left outside that was calling out our names. we had such a wonderful time catching up, we talked for hours- telling stories of our travels, of our pets, of their new grandchild. we have kept in touch over the years but hadn't seen each other in at least 4 years. so it was a delight. Mr and Mrs Ketzis are one of my favorite older couples to be around. bc they are genuine and enjoy life and enjoy each other. i have always respected their relationship and how they love and treat each other. how they still hold hands when they walk down the street, after all these years. the type of people that really affect your life.
after we said our goodbyes around 1030 we went back to the hotel to get the dogs and topped the night off by going to a drive-in movie at bengies. i had never been to a drive-in before and always wanted to but didn't think they were around anymore. the one on Richmond is now the lot your car goes to when its been towed and no one ever mentioned another. but this one was classic. we reversed into the spot so that we could open the hatch on my SUV and lay in the back with the girls. perfect night. and this perfect night was followed by a perfect morning. a turkey, cranberry chutney, and pesto crepe. andddd we got a blender! smoothies every day.