Finding Federal Hill

Finding Federal Hill

If you’re one for hikes and history then try visiting Federal Hill in Baltimore. It’s not really a “hike” in the full sense, but you do have to make it up a hill. Luckily there are multiple entry points, and the back way is more accessible for people who have either difficulty walking or don’t want stairs. What I loved most about Federal Hill, though, was that it gives you a gorgeous view of the entire Harbor area from the top.

As for the history part of this little adventure, there are signs and posts around the top of the hill describing why Federal Hill is significant and what part it played in both the history of Baltimore and the history of the U.S. One interesting fact I found was that it was a kind of temporary camp for Union soldiers to pitch tents on during the nineteenth century.

There is also a little park in the middle if you want to bring your kids or if you are a kid at heart!

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Ciao for now!

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Spring is in Full Bloom

Spring is in Full Bloom

One of my favorite times of the year is when all the flowers start to bloom and everything is filled with color. From the green grass to the pink and purple flowers, everything just seems a bit brighter and happier. I can’t help but feel cheerful when I look around at the beauty of nature and see it coming to life. I know it’s cliche, but I feel like there is something hopeful about the emergence of new life sprouting all around me.

I recently went to a garden center with my mom so that we could buy some plants for our deck and add a bit of color to our backyard. While at browsing around, I was awed by the enormity of varieties that nature has to offer. There were so many kinds of flowers, herbs, vegetables, etc. And while I wasn’t exactly surprised by this assortment, I was astounded that they could all blend together so harmoniously to create a picture of beauty. It was an overcast day, but everything still looked amazing, so I took some photos to capture this loveliness.

As the saying goes “April showers bring May flowers.”

Ciao for now!