Last week, we took a roadtrip to Baltimore with another family in their Yukon (I had mentioned in a previous post that it was a Suburban, but I was mistaken.). One of my DH’s friends from work followed us up, and after parking in the garage, we split up and went our separate ways. The guys went to the Ravens-Rams football game, and us gals (and my sons) went to the National Aquarium. Since this post would be extremely lengthy if I got into a play-by-play with words, I decided to make it a picture post of our adventures. Besides, I just don’t have a few hours to spend sitting here at the computer thinking of the perfect wording for this post… heh
My DH on the left with Cody (back) & Corey beside him, and the heckled Rams fan on the right, D.L., with his two daughters, S. (standing) & C. Their mother (C.L.) was getting stuff out of the truck to put in the stroller, so she missed being in this picture, but I got her later.
Predicting yet another loss?
The guys walking to the stadium after we split up.
This is where the rest of us were headed, right after we stopped off for some lunch at Uno Chicago Grill. The glass-faced building on the right is the new Australian exhibit at the National Aquarium.
Once we got to the aquarium, we were shocked to find out that we had to check the stroller, and we were not allowed to use them. I should have taken a picture, but we had to leave the stroller in a room with a hundred (or more) other strollers, which was quite an inconvenience for us. C. (our friend’s three-year-old) is a FAST escape artist! It was not easy chasing her around, that’s for sure! I don’t know how C.L. does it day after day… just watching her chase her daughter around was wearing me out!
I took a lot of pictures of the animals and fish, but at least half of them had to be deleted. Taking good pictures in a dark aquarium through the glass tanks is not easy! And focusing on fast-moving dolphins at the dolphin show isn’t either (ALL of them were blurry)! Luckily, I got a few good shots of the slower animals.
Bearded dragon in the new Australian exhibit.
This pacman frog was so still, I didn’t think he was real!
Bluefaced angelfish with clown triggerfish in the background.
Don’t they look exhausted? Poor C.L. — chasing C. around for 3-4 hours completely wore her out! They took a rest at the end of the shark exhibit waiting for us to catch up. I was trying to get some good pictures of the sharks, but it was near impossible.
The guys were waiting for us outside the aquarium when we came out. D.L. decided he didn’t need his bag of shame even though his team lost again: Ravens 22, Rams 3.