Last weekend we had some visitors from New Orleans! One of Ken’s Mason brothers, Ed, came with his wife, Susan, for a nice long weekend visit to Baltimore. Susan had been here before but this was Ed’s first time in Baltimore. Ed is a big Cardinals fan and since the Cardinals were in town we took advantage and went to not one but TWO O’s vs. Cardinals games.
After the game there was a beautiful Orioles 60th Anniversary Celebration and Fireworks Display. They brought back a bunch of the Orioles Hall-of-Famers so it was very special to see them all on the field together.
Saturday we spent the early part of the afternoon exploring… we went to Faidley’s for lunch and showed Ed & Susan the Inner Harbor. Julia was a bit of a mess that day but she still had a good time at the game. She also loved playing at the Splash Pad at the Inner Harbor. She liked the “Wild Bill” hats they gave out at the game!
Her attitude toward the Bird has changed drastically over the last year or so… when we went to FanFest before the season started, Julia was terrified of the Bird but over the past several months she has slowly warmed up to him and this time when she saw him she jumped up and down shouting “Oriole bird!” She gave him a high five but she didn’t want to get too close to him. I love how she recognizes the Oriole bird so whenever she sees someone wearing an Oriole shirt/hat with the bird on it, she says “Orioles!” Then she will occasionally add in a little cheer of “Go Orioles!”
and they brought a bunch of treats (spices mostly!) from New Orleans!
Julia didn’t have the patience to sit through the educational video but she had a great time running around outside!