Every visit to Fort McHenry is different. When we went this weekend, there were even more soldiers than usual.
The U.S. 3rd Infantry Regiment marched in and performed for us.
We could have found out that was scheduled, but what’s the excitement in planning ahead?
Oh, and the Pride of Baltimore II was there, anchored in the water. We climbed aboard and explored.
“How do you turn it on?” one of our sons asked. Well, you don’t.
The wind does.
But get this. The ship has a GPS on board just in case.
But it’s worth paying the cost of admission to go inside the fort, and children 15 and younger are free. Even better? Take a senior citizen along. The senior membership lets him or her bring three adults and unlimited grandchildren into the fort.
If you have too many adults there, send your children in with an uncle or aunt or Grandpa and take a nap on your picnic blanket or eat the leftover cookies. Victory. If the cookie is so good that you feel inspired to write an anthem of your own, so be it.