We left the Farm for several days and headed to Catonsville to spend some time with Scott and Tiff. While not a “city” girl, I really like the little town of Catonsville, which lies just West of Baltimore and has remained relatively untouched by the “hood” atmosphere found in some of Baltimore. It’s kind of like a small town with with all the amenities of a large city. The weather was amazing….no humidity, bright and sunny. So most mornings found us having breakfast on the sidewalk at Dusenberg’s…… mmmm, mmmm, good……
Then it was back to Tiff’s to help with a few projects. They have just remodeled their kitchen, taking out a wall in the process. They did a beautiful job designing their own kitchen and making it just what they wanted……
they did keep the dining room, along with Grannie’s china cabinet and mine……it is so welcoming!!! When I was growing up, Mama always kept the lace tablecloth on the dining room table, with another color under it (always red at Christmas time) and a heavy, plastic protector over it all. I always swore that I would never do that…but, I sure did, and I loved it. (Don’t look too closely at that table) :)
So, Bob helped finish up a few things and I helped do a good clean up after all the sheetrock dust and just to generally get things back together after two months of construction in their home. And of course, there were long walks with little oggy-doggy the princess Beagle, Dixie.
On one of the gorgeous evenings, we all went out to Camden Yards to see the Orioles play the Yankees. A really beautiful stadium, and the Yankees out-classed them, (no surprise there!) including a grand slam home run, but it was a great night at the ball park!
It is just so nice to spend time with the kids and enjoy a little part of their lives. I miss them so when we leave, but we always make some good memories and look forward to our next visits. I even managed to drive around town for several days and emerged relatively unscathed, save for quite a few “one finger” salutes from those crazy Maryland drivers (apologies to all of our Maryland friends!) :)
All too soon it was back South down I 95 to Montpelier….and lots more Farm projects with Paul!!