Sunday Funday! On Sunday, dad and I trekked to Baltimore to see our beloved Ravens battle the Denver Broncos. This was his Father’s Day gift, and we hoped for nice weather, but Mother Nature had a different idea of “nice.” It rained.
When we hopped off of Amtrak at Baltimore Penn Station, we took Lyft down to the Camden Yards and walked by the baseball field to get to the Ravenswalk. At the Ravenswalk there were festivities such as a band, photo opportunities, and games. Ray Lewis was honoured at halftime for the Hall of Fame; dad and I took photos with his statue and with the raven mascots. We listened to the music until it was time to go to our seats.
M&T Field doesn’t have coverings; we were sitting in the rain. We were bundled up, but the rain didn’t stop the fun we had. I took a selfie of dad and me, we ended up on the jumbotron since I shared it on Instagram. The Ravens won! We did a celebratory dance and dad kept saying, “this was the best Father’s Day gift! We need to do this more often! We bring them luck.” That made my day too.
We ended our evening at Lebanese Taverna, and this was dad’s first time having Lebanese food. He thought his lamb burger with rice pilaf was delicious! I had grape leaves stuffed with lamb and rice, which was delicious too. When I made the reservation, I wrote that dad’s birthday was 6 October; the waiter brought out baklava with a candle, and it surprised dad. We were in a rush because dad was afraid of missing the train, but that made him slow down a little. We ended up eating only half (significant portions) and taking the rest home.
On our way home, Amtrak was full, and at first, dad and I had to sit separately. Dad was telling this one gentleman about how I took him to the game for Father’s Day – the gentleman gave his seat to me, he sat next to his colleague, then proceeded to say, “that’s wonderful you took your dad to a game. I hope when my girls are older, they do the same for me.” He turned to my dad and said, “you did a great job in raising her.” I blushed.