Sunday, November 10, 2013

Aloha to the Maryland Science Center and Baltimore Inner Harbor

Last week, I chaperoned the 7th grade visit to the Maryland Science Center (link).

MSC offered an interactive display about the earth's evolution ... and a few dinosaurs!

We sat outside for lunch ...

... overlooking Baltimore's Inner Harbor!

After lunch, the staff brought out the ACME Chicken Flinger ...

... to demonstrate catapults!

It was entertaining!

Have you visited a science center?


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

The Inner Harbor is also home
to the National Aquarium (link)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Aloha to Hood College in Historic Frederick

I accompanied a friend when she drove her daughter to a swim meet at Hood College in historic Frederick. From its website (link),

Hood College was founded May 12, 1893, the date of the first meeting of the board of directors, who at that time established The Woman's College of Frederick, now known as Hood College. Meeting at the parsonage of the Reformed Church (now the Evangelical Reformed Church, United Church of Christ) five members of the church established an independent college for women. Their goal was to establish a college that would prepare women for roles both in the home and, if they so chose, the work place. Their guiding principle was that a liberal arts education provides the best preparation for a productive life.

It was a clear day to explore this charming campus, including a traditional chapel.

The historic houses look much like the generals' quarters on Fort Meade.

The Brodbeck Music House offers red brick facade ...

... with a stunning cupola that has been lovingly restored after a hundred years of service.

I spotted these beautiful roses ...

 ... which reminded me of Hawaii.  

Walking off campus ...

 ... we found Halloween fun!

This proud homeowner salutes the veterans of the past ...

... and the symbols of America!   


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Aloha to Howard County Parks - Savage Mill Trail

I am blessed with beautiful trails for my daily walk.  I took advantage of the nature path along the Little Patuxent River near Savage Mill - check out my pictures of the mill at this link.

Above is the historic railroad leading to Savage Mill; below is the vintage building from the mill complex.

Locals come to fish in the river ...

... this fisherman waded into the river in pursuit of trout.

 Heavy rains created picturesque water falls along the river.

The water connects me to my beloved Hawaii!  Do you have any nature trails near you?


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City