My flights to Baltimore went really well yesterday and I landed in Maryland safe and sound.
I had a layover in Charlotte, North Carolina and spent my time selecting a new book to read on my next flight since I forgot the book I initially bought for the trip at home. (I intended to read the prequel to The Maze Runner series that I loved so much. Have any of you read it yet? Thoughts?)
When I bought it, the woman behind the checkout counter handed me a bookmark and explained the Read & Return program offered by many different airport stores. Apparently I can read the book and then return it for a 50 percent refund at a number of locations at airports across the nation within six months. I’ve never heard of anything like this before and thought the concept was so neat!
I had a little bit of time to kill before my flight and popped into Starbucks for a sweet treat to eat on the plane.
My cookie got a little crumbled in my bag before I dug into it, but it was still a tasty little pick-me-up!
Arrival in Baltimore
When I arrived in Baltimore, I spoke with a man at the information booth at the airport who explained the cheapest way to get to my hotel. I boarded the light rail (only $1.60!) and within 35 minutes, I was checking into my hotel.
After throwing my bags on the chairs in my room, I opened the curtains and was greeted by an incredible view of the harbor.
Isn’t it gorgeous!?
Since it was a little after 7 p.m., dinner was on my mind and I headed to Brittany and Sarah’s room at the hotel across the street to hang out for a bit before we met up with a fun group for dinner at Brio.
Our group initially had plans to eat at another restaurant that fell through, so after walking around for a bit and feeling too impatient to wait 45 minutes for a table at another local hot spot, we settled on dinner at Brio. Even though I prefer dining at local restaurants when I travel, Brio is a pretty darn delicious chain restaurant and I was a happy camper once I had the strawberry balsamic salad in front of me.
See ya in a bit! I’m off to check out the second half of the Fitbloggin’ presentations!