My sister came to visit me this weekend from DC and I had planned a whole slew of Baltimore-specific activities for us. Many of these were tabled due to midday margaritas at Holy Frijoles that led to midday naps, and discovering while walking the dog this morning that some lovely human being had broken into my car last night. After rummaging through my old receipts, gum wrappers, reusable grocery bags and broken FM adapter, my belongings were deemed unworthy of theft, and I've just been left with a broken window. On the bright side, I've been singing, "Walking on Broken Glass" all day and am now sporting a trash bag over my window until the glass replacement man comes tomorrow. It makes my car look ultra-urban. I feel as though I've passed Baltimore's hazing process and can now proudly say that I've fully acclimated to this city.
All that being said, we still did many wonderful things on our Sister Adventure Weekend in Charm City. We perused the shops of Hampden, I stocked up on well-priced whites at the Wine Source, visited the Book Thing, bought more produce than I could ever consume at the Farmers Market, and took the dogs for a stroll at Patterson Park. We also visited the American Visionary Arts Museum, a place I've been pining to go to since the day I moved.
I am an art museum junkie, and the AVAM did not disappoint. While the BMA and the Walters offer wonderful collections, the AVAM offers works that otherwise would never be curated. It's appreciating that art can come from anyone and anywhere, not just those who have the means and circumstances. Their collection absolutely blew me away.
I absolutely bought myself a one-year membership. I couldn't not. Especially after going to the Kinetic Sculpture Race this past May.
Other Exciting Baltimore Activities to Do with One's Sister
-not leave the apartment on a Saturday night
-tape a bag to a car
-play with your respective pets
-rate different brands of Greek yogurt (Oikus > Safeway Select. Always)