I lived north of Baltimore — first in Towson, a large suburb, and then Glen Arm, a small country town.
There are beautiful places in Maryland. Baltimore has a few nice areas but many are simply awful. When we take Amtrak to NJ we pass through Baltimore and it’s depressing.
I spent most of my childhood in Virginia. One of my father’s many occupations was as a waterman. He caught and sold crabs. We at a lot of crabs when I was young. They were like hamburger is many homes — the cheap and easy food to serve. I am a vegetarian now and haven’t eaten any living creatures in 31 years.
Sounds like you had a nice time. Certainly was worth the drive.