Duckpins in the city

by Jessie K on November 7, 2012

June goes “shield’s up” in Marmie’s (Grandma’s) arms. Awww.

As you can see, Marmie is a very chic and stylish lady.  Cousin Maddy was having a moment of despair; she didn’t get to bowl when she wanted to.

June and I went up to Baltimore this weekend to spend some time with her Marmie and G-Daddy (Jake’s parents), and I am always so grateful and so appreciate how his parents go out of their way to show this long john-wearing country mouse smelling faintly of wood smoke a good time in the big, glittering city.

We went out for dinner, we played duckpins (i.e. Baltimore’s version of bowling. I find it much more challenging than regular bowling because the balls are so small. Yet June and cousin Maddy still managed to beat me and Uncle Mark both. How is that for tragic? ) We saw art (this exhibit and this exhibit), AAAAAAND I got my hair done.

I feel refreshed and rejuvenated…just in time for another chicken processing extravaganza this weekend.

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Mags November 7, 2012 at 10:47 am


Patterson is a great way to get a real taste of Baltimore (you’re not kidding about duckpin, either: It’s MUCH harder!). And the Walters has some great exhibits…sounds like you got a nice cross-section of what the city has to offer. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Becca November 8, 2012 at 9:50 am


I grew up with Duckpin bowling so when I tried regular bowling I was confounded by the weird holes in the balls and their immense weight. Clearly duckpin is the great advancement in bowling civilization.

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