Is it June already? Things have been a little quieter on the blog lately, so I thought I’d give you a taste of what’s been going on in my life the last two months. So let’s skip the boring stuff and go right to the fun date nights me and my husband have been experiencing.
Phillies Opening Night
My husband is a huge Phillies sports fan, so attending one of the first home baseball games of the season is always a must. This year we invited friends along to experience their first baseball game. I have never been a huge fan of watching team sporting events, but now I can at least follow a couple innings without getting too bored. And there are always the treats: cheese steaks, hot dogs, crab fries, pretzels, and ice cream in a baseball cap bowl.
Ships in Baltimore Harbor
At the end of April, my husband traveled to Baltimore for a conference and I was lucky enough to get to go along with him. We stayed in a Bed and Breakfast near the Inner Harbor and spent time every day exploring the sights and restaurants there. On the last full day of the conference we bought a Squadron Pass for the Historic Ships in Baltimore, which allowed us to see two of the four ships on display in the harbor. My favorite was the USS Constellation, a sloop of war that was commissioned in 1855, which had four different decks to explore. We got to see the inner workings of the ship, how the crew lived while on board, and all the big guns. We also visited the Lightship 116 Chesapeake.
Both both husband and I love history, so the next day we headed to Fort McHenry. I’ve heard the story of Francis Scott Key and The Star Spangled Banner many times, but never seen where it actually took place. It was fascinating to see artifacts and delve deeper in the background of the events that shaped our history as a country. It was unseasonably warm and we forgot sunscreen, so I got to take a sunburn back with me to Philadelphia as a souvenir!
In mid-May we headed out to Lancaster County for a weekend of wedding festivities. It was my first time as a bridesmaid, and on our way home at the end of the weekend we stopped at Hershey’s Chocolate World. The last time I was here I was a child and my husband had never been before. We started with the Factory Tour Ride, which is free. Then we did the chocolate tasting experience and browsed through the aisles and aisles of Hershey chocolates and souvenirs. We capped it off with another ride (yes, I am still ten and got a huge kick out of the singing and dancing cows) and shared a giant Reese’s cookie.
You might have figured out by now that most of our dates include food. Hey, we love to eat. So on Memorial Day weekend we headed to Linvilla Orchards for strawberry picking. I grew up going to this Orchard, so there are a lot of great memories there and my husband and I have also been there in the fall for the corn maze. One of my husband’s favorite things is strawberries, so we ate lunch there, including their awesome apple cider and apple cider donuts, and took a hayride out to the strawberry fields to pick. We have managed to eat most of the seven pounds we picked in the last week. At least it’s fruit!
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What date nights did you go on this spring?