Sunday, September 28, 2008

What I'll Miss About Maryland

  • My family and friends in the area, first and foremost.
  • The National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes, and chaplain Fr. Jack Lombardi.
  • St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Libertytown, and Msgr. John Dietzenbach.
  • The greenery.
  • The farmland of Frederick and Washington Counties.
  • Frederick, a charming small city with growing pains, but also a lot to offer.
  • Glen Burnie, an unassuming, blue-collar Baltimore suburb.
  • Other delightful small towns such as Thurmont, Emmitsburg, Mt. Airy, Smithsburg, Hagerstown, and Brunswick.
  • The Ravens and M&T Bank Stadium.
  • The fairly good condition of the roads (try PA or DC if you don't believe me).
  • The historical sites, from Ft. McHenry to Antietam Battlefield to Harpers Ferry.
  • The celebrations like Frederick's Fourth, the Great Frederick Fair, In the Street, Colorfest, Kris Kringle, the Renaissance Festival, Twilight Tattoo, etc.
  • Baltimore and Annapolis' harbors.
  • Berger cookies.
  • Utz potato chips.
  • Crab cakes.
  • Cream of crab soup.
  • Thrasher's fries.
  • The ability to go for a weekend trip to NYC, PA, or elsewhere.
  • Ocean City.
  • The B&A/BWI bike trails.
  • The aircraft viewing area off Dorsey Rd. near BWI.

3 comments:

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Berger cookies: a week's worth of calories in one bite! :D

You will miss crab cakes but not hard crabs?

Cygnus said...

I've never been all that much a fan of hard crabs. Not nearly as much as LC, that is. I'll eat hard crabs, but I much prefer crab cakes.

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

I like soft crabs, myself! No picking involved! :D