Since 2012, one of my Circle of Sisters and I have traveled to the city on the Chesapeake Bay , Baltimore , Maryland , also known as “Charm City “.
Back then, when I first went, there was no such thing as a 30 Plus Teams Tour .
We went to Baltimore because we both love baseball and hockey, too, but that’s another story for another day .
Our trips to Baltimore , which usually takes place in either April, June, July, August , or September .
Basically , its the months when the Yankees play the Baltimore Orioles at the place that just happens to be the favorite ballpark of both of us , Orioles Park at Camden Yards , or just Camden Yards for short.
This is the time for my bestie, Sue, and I to really get together.
She lives in Pittsburgh , I live in New York City.
Baltimore is sort of the midway point between the two cities .
Forget what you’ve seen on television or read in the news about the city .
Baltimore is a very beautiful city with a lot of very friendly people.
It’s just as historical as Boston, Washington DC , and Philadelphia are.
There’s bad areas of the city, yes, but there are a lot of cities in the world with bad areas.
Do your research and stay away from those areas if you can.
Talk to the locals while you’re in town.
Don’t be surprised if you’re called “Hon” a lot.
That’s short for honey, and it’s not sexist.
It’s a term of endearment in B’more .
We’ve talked about besties and baseball , what about that other “B”, Beer?
When you’re at a baseball game at Camden Yards , or some other baseball park, you MUST have a Hot Dog, Nachos loaded with cheese and jalapeños, and some French Fries .
Oh, you didn’t know this?
Trust the Sports Diva on this one, it’s sports related.
It’s baseball food and what do you have to wash it down with?
No, not a milk shake, water or a soda.
Beer, that’s the drink of baseball aficionados while at a game, cheering their team on.
They even sell it in the stands during a game.
(Just have your id ready and tip the vendors, don’t be cheap! Remember , after the 7th inning, you can’t get beer because they stop selling it.)
Baltimoreans love a locally brewed beer called “Natty Bohemian ” or Natty Boh for short.
Personally, I go with either Stella Artois Cidre, Blue Moon or Shock Top.
I must admit that this is the only time that I really do beer, because nothing says baseball in the summer like an ice cold beer.
This year, the Yankees don’t make an appearance in Baltimore on Labor Day .
So that means August was the only month that my bestie and I got to see this ball park .
No more Bestie, Beer, and Baseball time this year.
God willing, my bestie and I will have to wait until the 2019 baseball season begins to experience another bestie , beer, and baseball trip down in Baltimore .
We’re looking forward to it.