By the Numbers: Our Trip in Summary

Though both of us are English teachers, sometimes numbers are the best way to distill an experience. So, we present our trip, by the numbers:

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Day 15: Homeward Bound

We headed out of Baltimore with the goal of heading to Miriam’s parents’ house for promised BBQ from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, a local fave. We arrived there in time for late lunch, and Mariel enjoyed a bagel from La Bagel Delight, another classic Brooklyn joint.

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Day 14: Baltimore

After some excitement (it turns out that there are TWO CVS pharmacies in Fredericksburg, VA and the other one won’t give you meds if you sent it to the other other one), we excitedly had Wawa breakfast sandwiches for breakfast. If you’ve ever seen either of us in the morning in NJ, you will know that these are near and dear to our hearts.

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Day 9: National Civil Rights Museum

As teachers, both of us are passionate about using literature as both mirrors and windows. Literature can reflect and clarify one’s own experiences and it can also serve as a vehicle to places and experiences wholly different than ones own. Last year, both of us taught in affluent and predominantly white school communities and we both felt the necessity of teaching literature in order to advocate for greater racial and economic justice. A stop at the National Civil Rights Museum was requisite.

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