Our 2017 Road Trip, Part 45: The Museum of Outtakes

Superman Also!

Day Four: another Superman statue at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum.

Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover: we guided you through our seven-day trip to Baltimore, Maryland, in forty-four episodes —- July 8-14, 2017, with stops along the way at two Civil War battlefields and a series of smaller but no less intriguing sights by the roadside.

Here in our penultimate chapter: a selection of additional exhibits from the museums, national parks, and other historical organizations we visited. We took plenty of pictures everyplace, but a few images didn’t make the final cut until just now. If you’ve missed any chapters in the series, this and the season finale will give you hints of what you missed. Enjoy!


Key + Flag!

Francis Scott Key and a star-spangled banner at Fort McHenry.

Taney Crew!

Crew quarters are the last stop on the tour of the USCGC Taney, one of the four Historic Ships of Baltimore.


Visionary Duck!

Inexplicable duck and elaborate playground from the American Visionary Art Museum.

Visionary bathroom!

The American Visionary Art Museum also features the most decorated men’s room stall I’ve ever seen.

Superman lunchbox!

The AVAM’s lunchbox display included this vintage Superman edition that li’l Anne either had or wished she had.

Three Stooges!

Three Stooges memorabilia sent to go stand in a corner at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum.

California Raisins!

Also part of the Steve Geppi collection: the California Raisins!

Aquarium waterfall!

Alternate angle of the indoor waterfall at the National Aquarium.

Aquarium messages!

At the end of the National Aquarium tour path is a kiosk where guests can post random messages into the uncaring watery void using a terrible interface with an extremely limited preset vocabulary. Coherent results were next to impossible. Line 2 is mine.


Jazz Legends!

Another selection of jazz legends celebrated at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. What distinguishes this set from the one I previously shared is that I’m an ignoramus who doesn’t know any of these three talented women.

Stripe Height!

How I compare to the actual stars-and-stripes heights at the Star-Spangled Banner House & Museum.


Anne + elephant!

Anne was first to reach the welcoming elephant at Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium.

cat with goggles!

Mister Ed’s also includes dozens of non-pachyderm peculiarities such as this cat with goggles because he can.


Lego Simpsons!

Lego Simpsons hiding in one of the larger dioramas at the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum.


Also on Kruger Street: residents from the wonderful world of McDonaldland, giving me flashbacks to my first job.

Lego poker game!

We have more outtakes from the Unofficial Lego Toy & Plastic Brick Museum than from any other stops on this vacation. I really didn’t feel like dragging out this series with three extra chapters of random Lego constructs, so their large-scale Lego poker game will have to do for now.

To be concluded!

[Link enclosed here to handy checklist for other chapters and for our complete road trip history to date. Follow us on Facebook or via email signup for new-entry alerts, or over on Twitter if you want to track my TV live-tweeting and other signs of life between entries. Thanks for reading!]

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