After a slight delay on the beltway... we arrived!!! We met our good friend Robin Dyer at a local restaurant. Unfortunately we had such a great time catching up that we didn't take a picture :( Luckily she is coming back to visit soon.
Sean, being the foodie that he is, made reservations at The Capital Grill. It was a delightful dining experience (that's saying a lot when you have a 2.5 yr with you). The food and service were exquisite. Below is my crab stuffed lobster... delicious!
Afterwards we went exploring and found Pierce's Park. William played there for hours. It had this cool tube that he would run up and slide down. On the other side of the park there were xylophones. We met several other kids there and had a blast.
The next morning, after our big meal at The Capital Grill, William and I took a run along the Harbor. We discovered the Children's Museum on our way back to the hotel. He loved the dinnosaurs.
We also had the opportunity to visit the Baltimore aquarium, which is beautiful. William was a bit overwhelmed, but he loved the dolphins and these tubes (no there are no sea creatures in the tubes).
After our delightful dinner, we revisted The Capital Grill for desert another night. William throughly enjoyed his berries and cream.
This Rippley's Believe It or Not ball of granite floating on water was a favorite. We went up to examine it everytime we walked by it. It had many interesting facts about Baltimore and plenty of water to splash around too.
Our last night we saw this amazing magician street preformer. He was funny and skilled. He may have also been a little crazy considering the tricks he did. In this picture he is standing on a cylinder with a skateboard, 4 plastic cups, and another skateboard and is juggling a fire baton, a bowling ball and a knife!
On our last day William and I went for another run around the Harbor and explored a little. We found this cute little farmer's market. We bought some tea and colored, and fed the ducks :)
Finally we headed back to our room to pack up. One of William's favorite "toys" was the phone in the room. After disconnecting it he made many phone calls. One time picked up the phone and said "This is Dr. Collins" in his sweet little voice. It melted my heart, then I thought, opps, I guess I have been on call too much lately.
After a relaxing trip we were happy to head home and see our pups. And sleep in our own beds. We will definitely be making more trips to Baltimore.