Personal Narrative: Moving To Baltimore

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As I stepped on the bus I felt a little nervous. This was my first ride on a city bus. I picked a seat near the front and by a window so I could see where I was going. I just kept thinking, “Don’t miss your stop. Don’t miss your stop.” Listening to the screech of the brakes at each stop and smelling the exhaust fumes made me miss my car. I had been in Baltimore for about two months and I have really yet to venture out and explore the city. Moving to a new state is a scary but thrilling experience. Being unfamiliar with your new surroundings is intimidating and a little unnerving at times. I lived my whole life in Florida - Ft Lauderdale, Florida, and I know the area like the back of my hand. So, when I moved to Baltimore my world became Cold …show more content…

I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t like my neighborhood park. In fact the park was huge. It actually reminded me of Central Park in New York City in a way. The Maryland Zoo was smack dab in the middle of the park and the park was gorgeous. I was shocked at the denseness of the trees in the forest area and the beauty of the grounds. The trees were just starting to change color and the orange, yellow and red colors peeking through the rest of the green leaves added such beauty to the park. I’m not used to the different colors in the trees – I mean I am from Florida and we only have two seasons, hot and not as hot - so this is such a new experience for me. There were such a variety of things to see and do. There was a farmers market: Druid Hill Farmer’s market. There were monuments, although a little un-Baltimore. (George Washington and Christopher Columbus) There was a Frisbee golf course, colorful statues and hiking trails. The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory is one of the oldest conservatories in the nation. It was built in 1888 and is peaceful and beautiful. The park itself was built in 1860, but the laughs and playful screams of the children running around brought joy and a youthful feel to my surroundings. The zoo was a huge draw and one of my favorite features of the park. I initially didn’t plan on staying long, because as I imagined the park would be similar to my neighborhood park, with the possible addition of a

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