Happy Memorial Day! Sunday Snapshots.

Today is the Memorial Day holiday here in the USA, a day set aside to honor the courageous men and women who have served, and are serving, in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. That includes my niece Jessica and my niece Beth, both currently serving in the United States Army.

In addition to solemn remembrances for those who have fallen in America’s conflicts, this weekend is the unofficial kickoff of Summer here in the States. Maureen and I and Boomer the dog spent Sunday morning at Fort McHenry, located on a point in Baltimore’s harbor. In addition to being the birthplace of The Star Spangled Banner (America’s national anthem), Fort McHenry is absolutely the best, least discovered picnic spot in the entire city. Lots of open space, great views of the harbor from three sides, and a walking/jogging/bike path around the whole thing.

Instead of boring you with even more words, I’m just going to let these photos roll, while wishing you a Happy Memorial Day. Enjoy!

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Finally… As we were driving away from the fort, we caught a glimpse of a cruise ship in the distance, getting ready for its next outing. Every time I see a ship like this sitting in port, I wonder where they’re heading next. Who knows? But they’ll probably have a great time.

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