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It was raining, but fuck it, it was my spring break, and I was going to get some spring-breaking in, weather be damned. I decided to bike down from Charles Village and over to Pennsylvania Avenue to check out its Star-Spangled Heritage Trail, brought to you by the National Park Service. Mount Vernon and Fells Point also boast these trails, marked by signs regaling us with Baltimore's glory days of shipbuilding and flag-sewing and trolley-riding. These signs are so much background noise, usually, as I'm just trying to get through Fells Point without getting my tire locked up in cobblestones or to avoid getting hit by the circulator as I pedal down Saint Paul Street. Pennsylvania Avenue is a different story, if only because I don't usually head that way, except to get somewhere else. The nearly empty streets suggested I'm not the only one who doesn't find herself there all that often.
March 26, 2014