Maryland is the only state with an official sport: jousting.  And Edgar Allan Poe lived (for a time) married his cousin and was buried in Maryland.  I know, exciting stuff.  Maryland, I’m stoked to be heading your way this morning.  Guys on horses and guys kissin’ cousins.  What more could one want for the weekend?

Seriously, I am excited about this trip, but not because of jousting or a museum for a dead writer guy.  I’m headed to a church that is throwing a party for Compassion International.  Essentially, that’s what it is.  It’s an outdoor festival-style event, tickets are sold, bands play, and the money goes to support a Child Survival Project.

Good idea.