Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Baltimore

So we're moving to Baltimore. The job truly can't be beat, and as much as we love Saratoga, the job there just wasn't the greatest. And since this is Justin's first job, a solid start at a well-recognized firm that will give him some great mentorship and an opportunity to be a part of some really big projects will be infinitely beneficial. From there, we can go anywhere, or else, stay in Baltimore, since I have decided we will love it.

Before Justin had an interview there, my knowledge of Baltimore was pretty much based off of this:


Sounds like heaven! Every night's like a fantasy?! Every sound like a symphony?! There ain't no symphonies playing on the streets of Logan, that's for sure!

We've heard so much about Baltimore- how it's sort of sketchy, how it goes from nice to terrifying in the space of a block or so, how it's nickname is (don't read this next part, Mom!) "Bodymore, Murderland," but we've got a lot of great people there who are working to find us a good place, and we're confident we'll find a great and safe area where we will enjoy it. We'll probably end up very close to the Johns Hopkins University undergrad campus and we've made some good contacts in the area. The ward sounds amazing and honestly, there's tons to do in Baltimore. We're really excited and can't wait to try to laugh at all the bad parts and revel in the good parts, like you should do with anywhere you live! We'll be packing up a moving truck on the 16th of this month, so it's coming fast! Justin is in Baltimore right now finding us a place, and we'll have just over a week from when he gets back to get everything ready to send across the country. We'll then start our own drive across the country on the morning of the 18th. If Bennett only knew what awaits him 2 weeks from today...

So! Now that we're living in such a thrilling area of the country, we can't wait for visitors. Here's a short list of things to do. Seriously, google that last one: Bookthing. It sounds amazing and I can't wait "to go to there". Not to mention the art, the arboretum, free movies, the history, the farmers market and everything else. Also, we're only a short hour away from Washington, D.C., one of my favorite places of all time! Can't wait to see you all there!

11 comments:

Rachel said...

The area around Johns Hopkins is nice! I'm sure you'll find a great place. Your first stop in MD (pronounced -as you'll quickly learn- like MURRRRland) should definitely be to visit me...just sayin'

Emma said...

Oh my goodness I'm so excited for you! It sounds like quite an adventure!

Kara said...

Congrats!! That is awesome about the job and how cool to finally know where you are going! Tell Justin that Kurt's brother Brandon and his wife are moving there also. Brandon will be attending Johns Hopkins University, so you guys will hopefully know someone. They will be out there the beginning of August! Congrats again!

Laura said...

Wow! Congratulations with the new job, new state and new adventures! Do you need any help packing?

Jessica Madsen said...

Congratulations Wilson Family! Wow! How cool is this news!!! Maryland feels like just a hop, skip, and jump from us. Maybe we can meet half way sometime. :)
Erin, I am excited for you to be (somewhat) closer to family. I can just see you guys in Baltimore now... painting the town red! :) You have made a beautiful and wonerful life living out west, but now the east coast is calling you back!
We are very excited for this new adventure for your family. Up North, we hear NOTHING BUT WONDERFUL things about Maryland. You will definitely thrive there.
We wish you the best of luck as you pull together a huge move across the country!
Congrats Justin on the outstanding job! You will no doubt, be totally amazing! Way to go guys!

John and Valerie said...

WHOHOO!!! I am excited! Let us know when you get here and we will be glad to help you move your stuff in!

Jake & April said...

Congrats. That is great news.

Hansen Family said...

Congratulations! I am so excited that he has found a job. That will be fun to explore a new place. We wish you all the best.

preston. shawnee. cohen. said...

Wow!!! How cool you guys have a plan now! I'm so happy for you. What an awesome opportunity, and adventure! We will miss you guys here in logan. We're still in lingo of what's to come in our lives... hopefully we'll be moving on soon ha. Good luck with all the packing and whatnot!

Lisa Puga said...

Yay! We are so excited for you! Congrats on the job!

mildred said...

Save a house for me in your neighborhood because I want to live by you and Rach :)