In the last part of this entry, we finally make it to Baltimore. But first, we have to get off the Capital Beltway.
Ugh, Clearview numbers.
Here's our exit.
The A is missing.
Crap, we're in the wrong lane...
Let's try this again...
There we go. This part of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway is maintained by the National Park Service.
Transitioning to the SHA-maintained part of the Parkway, where MD 295 shields appear.
The alignment of "Blvd" on this sign gets me every time.
Older-style I-195 and I-95 shields.
Temporary-looking signs for West Nursery Road.
Approaching I-695, the Baltimore Beltway.
I'm guessing this will be part of a flyover.
So if you have hazmats, you should take I-695.
I-695 changes from North-South to East-West here. Just do what NCDOT does and make it Inner-Outer.
Just after I-695 is I-895, which, as always, had work being done on it.
Baltimore city limits.
Old, but not quite button copy.
Here's some button copy for you.
Finally. Only 2 hours later than we should have been there.
Now on foot, outside M&T Bank Stadium.
The MD 40 shield should be US 40.
The view from the upper deck of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. You can see a lot of I-395 from here.
I'll save the game itself for a future entry. Here's the same spot after the game.
On the way back to the van.
Took a wrong turn trying to get back onto MD 295, so we ended up heading into town. I don't normally keep photos like this, but I like the double exposure effect this one had.
The trip home was much quicker, lasting about three hours. I made a few videos, but only one short one was any good. I was disappointed I couldn't walk around town to find some other old signs there, but there's always next time.