Baltimore -> Philly
08/03/2013 - 08/03/2013 75 °F
A rainy morning with bagels from a hole-in-the-wall. It was perfect. The ride was just an hour as I suspected. We met Steevenson, his two youngest, and his newest, at the sAquarium in Baltimore. With the rain, there were only inside pictures. Funny story, though. On the drive up, Jessup asks us how long we're going to be there. We reply, "3 hours." He was so upset by that he cried. He only remembers the looong tours from yesterday. I couldn't help laugh, but responded with, "OK, how long do you want to stay?" He answered, "30 minutes." I promised him that I'd ask at 30 minutes if he were ready to go, and I would oblige with his decision. He was content, smiling again, and you can finish the story for yourselves The tank was enormous with lots of little sharks.
The coral reef was engaging;
I spotted Nemo's dad in their anenome (the boys were tickled;;
I visited the roaming parrots,
walked across to the dolphin show that the boys were over the top for,
and lastly saw beautiful jellyfish (even so to me whose been stung her fair share)
(b/w). Trey would be impressed with my use of photo blends (negative).
Lunch was soon upon us at 1, where my children were crowned royally by Dick's waitors.
Steevo and Chris bonded
and we soon parted ways.
The drive to Philly was ridiculous. What should have been 1 1/2 hours turned out to be almost 3. We jumped the cool bus on my itinerary, but did manage to park right across the street from the Comcast Center right on schedule. The boys and I were mesmerized for quite a while
as the wall turned into video. Amazing! Just like the Arc de Triumph at the celebratory end of the Tour de France. Chris dropped some dough for street parking, and we walked to the Reading Terminal Market by way of City Hall
and we ended up at LOVE
after a market faire to satiate. The skyline was a perfect end to the night as we rode to the old side of town (cobblestone and all) to the Sheraton, to the pool, and to the bed.