Do people cruise O'Donnell Square?
Back when I was a young pup growing up on the Eastern Shore, there wasn't much to do at night.
In the whole county, there was (and still is) only one movie theater -- the Chester 5. This movie theater, while small and dinky, was the closest one to my house. It was 18 miles away.
The only thing a teenager could (legally) go out and do in Kent County was see a movie.
So as you can imagine, I saw pretty much every movie that came out while I was in high school ...
The Chester 5 sat in this shopping plaza. On Friday and Saturday nights, every teenager who didn't have anything else to do would either see a movie or hang out in the plaza.
The rednecks would pull up their pickup trucks and shoot the breeze with each other. And pimply young teenage boys used to drive their cars in a circle around the plaza, revving their engines and blasting their music. Since I had a muscle car (exactly like this one) and I looked just like this, I was one of them.
The only similar place I can think of in Baltimore where people might do this is O'Donnell Square. But I'm sure there are more places where this goes on.
Do you know of any?
I'm just asking for curiosity's sake. I'm not going to cruise the plaza any more. Those days are behind me. But I must confess -- every once in a while, I'm in Chestertown on a Friday or Saturday night, and I still get the urge to see who's hanging out there.
(Photo by me)