You know how things are just outside your door, yet you need a reason to visit? Our virtual friends, Ms. M and Mr. B (over at Two Pitties in the City) did a really cool series last spring about being a tourist in your own city. Well it just so happens that my mom was visiting from NY this weekend. All the more reason to go out and be a ‘tourist’, right?
In a quick break in the rain, we went down to visit Fort McHenry. I often run there, but rarely take it all in for what it is; a National Historical Monument.
The site is at the tip of a peninsula, where the Baltimore Harbor starts. Here’s a map, sort of…don’t let the cute pitbull distract you from your geography lesson.
Anyway, this landmark, right in the city, is a beautiful place to visit! It’s a dog friendly mile loop of paved pathway surrounding the Fort to the inside, and beautiful view of the water. It’s only about a square mile, but its a wonderful escape for me when I feel a little suffocated in the city. There’s something about green grass and the water that just feels good, no?
Bodie was very interested in the cannons…after all this is (was) a fort!
If you’re ever in Baltimore for a visit (with or without your pooch), Bodie recommends you make a stop at Fort McHenry. He can’t wait for a picnic when the ground isn’t wet.
He also wants to remind you not to forget your poopbags!
LOL That last picture is awesome. The poop bag – every dog owners favorite accessory! Is there anything more terrifying than being in a public place while your dog squats, and coming to the sudden realization that you FORGOT the poo bags??? **shudder**
There is NOTHING more terrifying. hahaha
I think these are the most beautiful pictures of Bodie. Such a range of emotions went through me when I first saw the pictures and I have scrolled back up several times to view them again. Thank you for sharing.
Bodie is just too cute – what a fun spot to go for the day, thanks for sharing!
Ooooo, I love hearing of new places in the city that are dog-friendly! I’ve been trying to get a group of dogs for “mini” pack-walks around the city and so far we’ve only hit up Patterson Park and Druid Park Lake. Would the Fort McHenry loop be a good place for a pack of 5-7 dogs plus humans?
So adorable, just love that little Bodie! PS it’s A and A Friese blogging from a new name and newly updated blog, come say hi!
Looks like Bodie really enjoyed being a tourist!
Sounds like a lovely day and fun was had by all = )
Here in Raleigh, there are many nice places, but I miss being in the Kind of Prussia area and going to French Creek State Park and Valley Forge. Even though I am not originally from that area, that is home for me.
Kisses to Bodie’s wrinkly forehead = )
Those ears!! He is such a little model! I’m glad you have some green space to clear your head, especially if it’s fido-friendly.
I seriously love him so much! He is such a doll with that inquisitive face!
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