Thanksgiving: the holiday of food, family, friends, laziness, and more food. At home in St. Louis, our extended community of friends has the tradition of heading over to my auntie’s house to eat more than we can physically handle. The fun continues, as after the crowd leaves, my family stays back to play a rowdy game of Scattergories or Taboo and somehow eat more pie and banana bread before calling it a night and heading home. Celebrating Thanksgiving this way has been a constant in my life, but this year, it changed. This year, my friend Ellie and I stayed in Baltimore for our glorious, relaxing, and peaceful week of Thanksgiving break.
When we would tell people of our plans to stay at school, we were met with a look of pity, but we knew it would be fun. We resolved to explore Baltimore, DC and basically go where the wind would take us. We also decided to take pictures of almost every activity/meal we ate to prove that we were having a fantastic week. The general theme of the week was eating a ton of food, but here are some pictures capturing our week:
Day 1: Saturday
I woke up at 4PM. No joke. But even though I was a functioning human being for only about 8 hours, we accomplished quite a bit.
Day 2: Sunday
Explored B’more! We went to Fells Point.
Day 3: Monday
It was 70 degrees!! WHAT?!? So we went to DC, mainly to explore the Smithsonian National Art Gallery
Day 4: Tuesday
We decided to be productive and go to the library to try and get some work done. So not too exciting…but that didn’t stop us from making food.
Day 5: Wednesday
We made our way to Towson for a little shopping….mainly for food from the Trader Joe’s. Didn’t take any pictures this day….oops!
Day 6: Thursday
Woke up and couldn’t think of anything other than cooking food and eating it. We finally caved at 2PM and began meal prep and 3 hours later had prepared a feast
Day 7: Friday
Black Friday Shopping!! We headed to Inner Harbor. Also we ate more food. Actually I think this was the day that we started eating at 3 PM when we got back from shopping, and didn’t really stop eating til 9 PM. I felt like a ball that was going to explode.
Day 8 and 9: Saturday and Sunday
Everyone came back!! The highlight of these two days was everyone sharing their own Thanksgiving adventures…and our suite decorating for Christmas!