Sunday, the folks visited Fort McHenry. They said they visited there in the 90's. Mom said it looked different. BOL! Actually, they both agreed the visitor's center was not there when they visited the first time. The first time, they took a water taxi to it and this time, they drove.
Fort McHenry is what inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star-Spangled Banner. In 1814, the British attacked the fort. After the battle was over, Key saw that the American flag was raised and that is what inspired him to write what is now our national anthem.
|Entering the fort. Notice the number of stars on the flag. It is not our current flag.|
|Inside the fort.|
|Beds that soldiers used.|
|The flag became tangled and the Ranger along with a visitor worked to untangle it.|
|Other visitors then joined into help. They had to move the flag to the other side of the pole so that it could be raised again. It took a lot of people to do this.|
|The guard room. This is where the flag was stored during the battle.|
|A re-enactment of soldiers holding drills.|
|The fort was very well protected.|
The folks ate lunch at Guy Fieri's Baltimore Kitchen and Bar. Guy is on the Food Network. Dad ate there when he was here over the winter and thought Mom would like it.
|Inside Guy's Restaurant|
The folks started out their meal with an appetizer, of course. They chose the Vegas fries. The fries are tossed in a spicy buffalo sauce, topped with clue cheese crumbles and served with cool blue-sabi dipping sauce (blue cheese + wasabi). Mom said it was delicious. She really liked the dipping sauces.
|Off -Da-Hook Burger|
|'68 Cajun Sandwich|
I was able to try a bit of the burger and a few fries and I agree that the food was great.
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