Thu, Feb 26 2004 - Ice Skating at Fells Point (View Original Event Details)|
Katie Stofer, Colin Babb
|Participants:||Katie Stofer, Marsha Lynn, Jaimie Jensen, Adam Miller, Colin Babb, Doug Wise, robert odessey|
IIt was one of the last genuinely cool evenings, and the
weather was just right for a pleasant evening of ice skating.
The rink, the Baltimore Ice Rink at Harbor Point, just recently
opened, and it does show it--considering that the "buildings"
there are tents and mobile homes. The view of the city's
skyline, however, is quite spectacular, and once all the
apartments that appear to be going up around the rink are
built, it will be quite the nice neighborhood (which seems to
be behind the city's decision to build the rink in the first
Colin and Katie arrrived first, and waited for the others to
trickle in (Katie was hard to miss, since she was sporting her
unquestionably unique and very stylish giraffe pants). The
skate session lasted for the better part of two hours. Some
folks had skated before, while others contemplated using the
rink's homemade training "walkers" made out of PVC pipe
that the kids were using. It was agreed that the music
selection at the rink slanted heavily toward oldies from the
fifties, with the occasional genuflection to the hits of the
seventies. There also apparently was a private party going on
in one tent by the rink...once we discovered that the rink didn't
normally serve fine white wine to its patrons.
After a while, several folks decided to head for home, while
the rest put their shoes back on and headed for one of Fells
Point's fine drinking establishments. We all proceeded to play
a few rounds of pool. Eventually, everyone somehow,
someway, made their ways home safe and sound, after an
enjoyable evening outside.
--Colin Babb and Katie Stofer
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