Friday Five (Things I’m thankful for in Baltimore)

baltimore love

Hope everyone had an absolutely fabulous Thanksgiving spent with loved ones and good food! We enjoyed a delicious meal with my mom’s family in South Carolina and tomorrow we’ll make the eight hour drive back to Baltimore (please send good traffic vibes our way). Even though I’m out of town, I thought today would be the perfect time to recap some of the little things I’m thankful for in Charm City.

baltimore goose

  1. Everyone says that Baltimore is a city of neighborhoods, each with their own intimate communities and unique features. Well, one of my favorite things in our neighborhood is this goose statue that sits on my neighbor’s stoop. The goose has a number of handmade outfits and is always dressed for the occasion. It makes me smile every time I see the goose rocking a new look.
  1. Walking to work. After three years relying on DC metro and another year driving from Baltimore to Washington, I am so so so grateful to be able to walk to work. Mental health-wise it is SUCH a game changer and I love being completely in charge of my commute.
  1. Family dinners with my in-laws (like last week’s epic feast at the Prime Rib for Adam’s birthday). It’s so nice to live close to my husband’s family and we love getting together for meals at their house or out in the city.baltimore prime rib lamb
  1. How Baltimore is so dog-friendly. With many dog parks, doggie daycares and the best animal shelter, BARCS, Jack is one spoiled little pup. He loves going to the Locust Point dog park, running around like a maniac and making friends with all the other little mutts.
  1. Living around the corner from my bff and co-blogger, Jeanette. I’m grateful that she’s just a short walk away allowing for plenty of hang out sessions on the couch, trips into Fed for drinks and attending events together like the monument lighting in Mt. Vernon and Baltimore Mag’s Bar Bash.

baltimore monument lighting

What are you thankful for?

Linking up with Heather, Courtney, Mar and Cynthia.


5 thoughts on “Friday Five (Things I’m thankful for in Baltimore)

  1. Chocolaterunsjudy says:

    Many, many years (well, decades) ago, I lived in Laurel, MD. I can’t even imagine having to drive from Baltimore to DC every day! I worked in Ft. Meade, so I was close.

    We lived in Austin for many years & it was really dog friendly. Where we live now, not so much. 😦


    • Abby says:

      Omg DC traffic, it is like no other! Glad you can relate 🙂

      I have visited Austin a few times and love it there! It’s a shame your new area isn’t as dog friendly. Dogs rock.

      Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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      • Chocolaterunsjudy says:

        I did have a nice Thanksgiving; thank you . Hope yours was good, too.

        Austin traffic ain’t too hot either, and it’s grown a lot since we moved away. That is one of the nice things about where we live now — traffic is rarely bad.

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