In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day, here’s an Instagram shot from an Urban Pirates cruise that I took last weekend, part of an American University alumni event. It was a cheesy good time, as you can tell from this pic of one of the “wenches” aboard the cruise.
If DC is where high school valedictorians go, then what is Baltimore? The Wire and Homicide: Life on the Street have given this charming, scruffy city a bad rap. It’s home to some delightful neighborhoods, like Federal Hill (pictured above). It’s where Federal troops were stationed during the Civil War, to keep an eye on the occasionally riotous citizens of the city. Now it’s used for more peaceful purposes.