The weather has finally broken here in Maryland and we're enjoying a few days of temperate, albeit cloudy, weather. We'll take it, knowing full well that the hot stuff WILL BE BACK.
It's Restaurant Week in Baltimore: an opportunity to try new restaurants and re-visit faves. Most places have a special, prix fixe menu -- three or four courses for about $30. Last night we had a wonderful dinner in Locust Point at The Wine Market. I had tile fish and Richard had a wonderful cod filet poached in butter. Tonight we go to one of our favorites, Cinghalie.
As it's been way too hot to enjoy the National Zoo in DC, Richard, middle daughter, two grand daughters and I went to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. It was a bit crowded, but the building is quite large. We were initially hesitant about having to 'check' the stroller, but quickly understood why as we never would have made it through most of the exhibits. Although at the first exhibit, a huge pool of sharks and sting rays, the baby yelled, "LET'S SWIM IN THE POOL!" That's when daughter picked her up and held tight. The building is equipped with riserless escalators, so it wasn't too bad. The girls enjoyed the exhibits and husband and I enjoyed watching our girls.
We saw turtles!!
And a rain forest...
And crawled all over our mother and cousin at the dolphin show!
Afterward, we walked around the Inner Harbor to see the USS Constellation and then went to lunch at Mama's On the Half Shell (right next door to it's sister restaurant Nacho Mamas) where I had a seafood club sandwich (Whoa Mama!) and two mojitos. It was a great day and we all slept well that night!
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.