Thursday, June 14, 2012

War of 1812 on Thursday

Historical vessels from all over the country are coming to Baltimore and some of them are our new neighbors.

It has already begun! The big "Sailabration", a  huge event, in honor of the 200 year anniversary of the War of 1812 which inspired the US national anthem, is is already underway and its only Thurs.

Normally we tend to shun these big events, but Me Voy seems to be a party girl, and she brought us smack into the middle of all the hoopla. So here we are, at Anchorage Marina, in the Baltimore Inner Harbor, where 200 years ago Francis Scott Key bobbed on a boat 300 yards away and wrote a poem while watching the defense/attack of Fort McHenry, here in Baltimore. This poem would later become the US national anthem. Right now Blue Angles have already begun their practice flights, and Billy is already disapproving of this whole noisy thing. You just wait Buddy. You're really going to hate this weekend.

4 comments:

Mid-Life Cruising! said...

Kewl!

jomomma said...

I can't wait for the pictures!!! Pictures of the festivities and of the different hiding places Billy finds.

Travis and Maggie said...

It should be fun. We were saying how you should have visited this weekend J.

jomomma said...

Yeah!!! My last day of work was yesterday and my boss didn't see why I was there. I was completely finished with everything Monday.