Somewhere Near The Airport

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Okay so where I went today wasn’t on my initial list of 4 spots, but I was anxious to get wandering so I improvised and chose somewhere a little easier, closer, and free-er. My best friend Shelby and I went to the Thomas A. Dixon Jr. Aircraft Observation Park, or better known as Friendship Park, which I think is much more appropriate.

By the way, I’ve also decided to use this project as a way to reconnect/spend time with friends and family. More often than not my friends and I will try desperately to come up with something to do. We either give up, say, “Welp there is nothing to do,” and don’t even end up getting together, or we settle for drinks at The Greene Turtle where we always go. I know some of my friends are considering moving away from our hometown, so might as well take advantage of it while we can.

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Anyway, we took a delicious lunch of Five Guys Burgers and Fries to the little observation area, grabbed a bench, and watched as the planes came in. It was a cloudy day and we got lost on our way there. Just a heads up, when it looks like you are about to hit a plane with your car, you have arrived.

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Pictures was the name of the game today. We tried to position ourselves into the perfect selfie with the landing planes. Every time we saw a plane coming in we would shout, “We got a live one!” or my personal favorite, “This one is literally coming in for a landing!”

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It was a simple day of simple wandering, but it was wonderful. I could tell there was a moment of hesitation when I told my friend what we would be doing today. It’s not an activity or a place that one usually jumps at the chance to do. But to our surprise the day was filled with laughter and excitement.

Until the next time and place!

Erin

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Hopeless Wanderer


I just finished reading All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Ugh. Besides the fact that it was gut-wrenching and heartbreaking, it was the best book I’ve read in a long time. Not only did the book provide an entire new outlook on mental illness, it also inspired me to wander around my own state (and surrounding states) and experience what this world has to offer.

Since I graduated college my life has consisted of laziness and job applications. I’ll apply for jobs, then immediately get discouraged and go into a cocoon of Netflix. I desperately want a job, but while I’m searching for that perfect position why waste all this free time?

So I did some research and here are a few awesome sounding places within driving distance to start with:

1. Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

2. Clarks Elioak Farm and The Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City, Maryland

3. Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton, Maryland

4. Hampton National Historic Site in Towson, Maryland

Let the wandering begin!

Erin

P.S. My juice cleanse lasted only a few hours in case anyone was interested.