Historic Canton, Love & Lux

A wedding is a time to bring family and friends together in a joyous occasion! We headed to Baltimore, Maryland for a time of joy and love. The priest reminded us that marriage is an image of God’s love for us. He also shared that we will never find perfection in our partner-only God–so we forgive, love, and show mercy.

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The way of God’s love. I wish you could have seen them dancing their first dance to “When God Made You”.  As they danced, she smiled and sang the words to him. We all smiled with tears of joy and clapped!

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We decided to stay the night in Canton, MD.  We found the place on Airbnb–Lux, Large Private Room and bath in historic Canton.

Bright & cheery storefront row home with large bedroom w/queen bed. 3 blocks to Canton Square and 5 blocks to Canton Waterfront park. Tons of great restaurants and bars are in the square & all around the neighborhood. Safe walking distance to shopping, groceries and Fell’s Point (great waterfront walk!). Close to Inner Harbor, Aquarium, Johns Hopkins and Bayview, too. Former site of Cwiek’s Dry Goods/”Miss Bertha’s.” If you’re an artist, bring brushes & we’ll go paint plein air!

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The home was warm, friendly, and comfy! Marion was our host and very attentive to our needs and questions. At times, I awakened and felt like I was right at home in my own bed.  Every detail was taken care of. We had luxurious towels, a sound machine to help with the city noises at night, all the toiletries you would need, and, if not, a local drug store is down the street. Marion’s art work, stained glass windows, and books brought wonderment and curiosity. We brought our French press for early morning coffee in the bedroom, and she had a private bathroom with tub and pampering towels and toiletry items for a nice hot bath. After walking all day, that hot bath was just what I needed.

 

The town of Canton reminded me of the museum district of Richmond with nice restaurants, gift shops, and only a few blocks a way was the Patapsco River. We had a lovely brunch at the Boat House. Across the river was Fort McHenry where the American flag was flying reminding us of Frances Scott Key and The Star Spangled Banner.

 

 

After brunch, we walked to Fells Point. The walk was about 30 minutes, but they have a water taxi if you prefer to “harbor hop”.  In Fells Point we found unique shops, a farmer’s market, Ten Thousands Villages, and unique homes with roof top decks.

 

Other Restaurants we enjoyed:

Mama’s On the Half Shell

Southern Provisions

Dangerously Delicious (reminded me of Proper Pie in Richmond, VA)

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It was hard to leave, but we had a wonderful two days in Canton, MD!

 

Good morning, Baltimore
Every day’s like an open door
Every night is a fantasy
Every sound’s like a symphony

 

 

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