Weekend in Baltimore Hon
Hi everyone! Welcome to Monday. I know we can all sigh together because weekends go so darn fast.
It was a HOT one here in Maryland and while everyone was at the pool, I did my best to stay covered and slathered in sunscreen. As I mentioned before, wedding dresses and tan lines do not mix. At least not for me.
Saturday I was able to get in a good back day session at the gym. I love going when it’s about 1pm because it usually empties around that time. As you can see I had most of the “ladies Golds” to myself!
Saturday evening Tony and I headed to Baltimore for a friends 30th birthday. FINALLY someone from Tony’s side is joining me in the 30 club. For those of you who don’t know, I’m four years older than Tony. Well, 3 and a half. I guess I’m just the wisdom of the group, right? 😉
We had dinner and chatted with friends. No drinking for myself or Tony. We ordered a lot of food and our bill was less than everyone else’s that only ordered drinks. Another reason I’m glad I’m not a drinker! But, to each their own.
Just look at this monster Tony ordered. It’s a chicken parm sandwich. I think…?
On Sunday I headed to HONFEST in Baltimore. If you are an out of towner I’m not quite sure you’d appreciate it as much as I do, but you’d definitely still have a blast. If you are unfamiliar with a HON, think the movie Hairspray. That’s Baltimore. In fact let me break it down for you.
- Baltimore = Balmer
- Water= Wooder
- Ocean = Downey o’shan HON
I could go on and on… and I love everything about it.
I got all dressed for the occasion too!
Phoebe always next to me 🙂
The festival was so much fun. Live bands, tons of food and yummy drinks!
All drinks come with HON glasses!
I definitely sunscreened my arms and feet! I came home and had a line from my pearls… BUMMER. Totally forgot about that part.
Then I ran into my main man ELVIS.
If you didn’t already know, I’m a HUGE Elvis fan. I don’t know many people my age that are, but I have loved him ever since I was a little girl. I had a Jailhouse Rock poster on my wall as a three year old. Let’s not remind my mom how she still hates my preschool teacher to this day because I came home crying that he was dead. I mean what teacher tells a little kid that?
And you don’t do HONFEST without the Elvis impersonator!
The best part of HONFEST is the Best HON contest. They do some dancing, have a talent contest, and everyone does their best Baltimore accent. I loved every second of it!
The crowd goes nuts for it all.
And you know, wherever I go, I find a cute puppy. This one reminded me of Phoebe if I had all her hair cut off!
More Hon’s 😉
The sun was definitely beating down. I think it was 95 yesterday. They were nice enough to hand out little fans 🙂
Pretty sure all my makeup melted off my face too. I should’ve known better, but I wanted to play the part.
We had a winner and it was an awesome Wonder WomHON who talked about women empowerment in Baltimore. I absolutely adored her and her outfit!
As you can see in the background, the others are genuinely happy for her. It may seem like a silly contest, but it gets the community together and makes people happy! It’s all about good times and happiness isn’t it? I know I’m so busy in my life all the time that it’s good to get out and do these types of things 🙂
So if you ever come to Baltimore for the summer, make sure you hit us up on a good weekend when you can enjoy one of these festivals!
I hope you have an excellent start to the week!