Yesterday was the last Thirsty Third Thursday (TTT) of 2009 for Shannon, the oldest of the three younger humans we parented. She’ll be leaving for her around-the-world journey in less than two weeks. Yikes! The closer it gets, the more real it is starting to feel.
The place was none other than Helen’s Garden, a cute little restaurant in Baltimore’s Canton neighborhood. That’s my absolute favorite TTT venue.
Helen’s has a very nice happy hour. You’ll especially like it if you are a wine drinker. They have half-price appetizers from 5:00-7:00 PM and half-price wine all day until 8:00 PM. Any glass of wine on the wine list is included, which is cool because you get to sample all sorts of wine that you may not take a chance on otherwise. They’ve got great food, too. And an awesome bartender, named Tim. He’s this nice, wholesome, down-to-earth guy (not one iota of bartender sleaziness) who is very good with wine recommendations and takes fabulous care of us when we’re there.
The guest revelers were Shannon’s very good friend, Laura, and Laura’s baby, Ruby.
Shannon has known and talked about Laura for years. I’m so glad to have finally met her. She’s an absolute delight. Amy and I decided she could be one of our TTT stand-ins while Shannon is away. We haven’t told her that yet, but I’m sure she’ll be happy to oblige.
Here are some other random images from the evening…