An Urban Staycation Part 2: How I Became a Citizen of Lithuania

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After visiting the Baltimore Aquarium, we headed over to a local bar to meet Erin and Daniel.

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They had been choreographing dance moves and bra shopping while they waited. We met at Pickles, a sports bar across the street from Camden Yards.

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Since it was the night before the big Ravens game, there wasn’t a big crowd so we ordered a couple of pitchers of beer and some fried pickles and clams. After a rousing discussion of Russell Crowe’s performance in Les Minerables, Sharlene, Pinkus and Mitchell decided to head home and Erin, Daniel and I headed off to Lith Hall.

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Lithuanian Hall is a private social hall for Lithuanian people and each month on the first Friday then have a dance party called Save Your Soul. A group of fantastic DJs play dance songs from the 50s and 60s. 

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The entrance is decorated with interesting art and dolls wearing our native garb. After waiting in line for a brief time, a kindly old man takes your money and hands over your citizenship papers. 

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Once you flash your papers at the burly guards, they allow you to descend to the basement where the magic actually occurs.

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We hit the bar to sample our native beverages. Our choices were simple. Lithuanian beer (Ekstra) or Lithuanian honey liquor. 

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The DJ was spinning righteous tunes…

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And we hit the dancefloor…

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Then we sampled the honey liquor (which is a lot like drinking candy!)

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After a few more dances I caught a cab back to the hotel to try to catch a couple of hours of sleep before we all headed out to the Urban Staycation Brunch!

About isherri

I'm a family engagement expert who travels for work and for pleasure. In fact, I’m half hippy, half clown, latte sipping, brunch munching, MINI driving, rabid social media enthusiast.
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