Friday, November 7, 2008

Geppi's Entertainment Museum

Geppi's Entertainment Museum was a place I had been very curious about for years. I would routinely see them at almost every comic book convention I went to. If you know me, you know I'm one of the biggest pop culture junkies around. I knew if I ever got to Baltimore I would have to check it out. After finally getting my chance, I have to say it's the most fascinating museum I've ever visited. Awesome is just one word that comes to mind.

Lancaster/Baltimore/Cape May...October '08...Day 3

We spent most of Monday making our way out of the Lancaster area south towards Baltimore. We did make 2 more quick stops in the area...

While driving through Strasburg came across the Red Caboose Motel. This place was the result of someone's brilliant idea to turn several old cabooses into individual motel rooms. We really dug that they kept the original paint jobs from all the various train lines these cabooses came from...even if they were reproduction, we thought they were still very kool.

The adjoining restaurant, which consisted of 2 rail cars that sat side-by-side.

The Fulton Theater in downtown Lancaster. I'm a sucker for great old theaters and movie houses.

We eventually stopped at a Days Inn outside of Baltimore, where we spent Monday night. Dinner was had at a Cheeseburger in Paradise with dessert grabbed from the Krispy Kreme located next to our hotel.

Our stop in Baltimore the following day was extremely brief...

The Bromo-Seltzer Tower located in downtown Baltimore. Originally part of the Bromo-Seltzer factory, now a tower full of artists' lofts. Just a short distant away was...

Camden Yards, the home of the Baltimore Orioles. I think this is an absolutely gorgeous park. I could definitely see making another trip down there to catch a game next season.

Cal Ripken's Number 8 sculpture/monument thingie. In the background you can some of the others that were scattered about the area outside of Gate H. Also located in the area was...

This statue of Babe Ruth, a Baltimore native son.

Located directly adjacent to Camden Yards was the Geppi Entertainment Museum. A stop worthy of its own post.