Baltimore

July 3, 2012 § 1 Comment

Nick and I met our road trip soul mates this weekend – Kate and Bryan! Of course, we’ve actually known them for years, but this was our first time taking a trip together. Aside from a storm coming out of nowhere and trying to kill us on the way there Friday night, our weekend in Baltimore went perfectly!

Nick, Bryan & Kate

Saturday morning we woke up early and walked over to the Baltimore Aquarium. Kate’s good friend Rachel and her family met us there. I swear Nick was as excited about seeing “the creatures” as Rachel’s six year-old son.

Leopard Sharks

One-armed turtle

There was a big pool on the ground floor that had sharks, rays, and a giant one-armed sea turtle in it.

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This guy was the scariest:

Shark

Megalodon jaw!

Megalodon Jaw

So pretty.

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This fish wanted all the attention. Photobomb!

Photobomb!!

My favourite part was the sloth who was “in overdrive” in the rainforest on the top floor.

The Sloth!

Everyone was very impressed at the amount the sloth was moving.

Watching the sloth

Just when you thought you were done, you enter the jellyfish exhibit.

Jellyfish

That afternoon, we went to Camden Yards to see the Orioles play the Indians. Our seats were so hot, you had to ease into them like a hot tub.

Kate, Bryan and Nick

We were seated in the second row of left field. Thankfully, we didn’t get hit with any foul balls. I think I paid attention to the entire game for the first time ever.

Camden Yards

We were also incredibly thankful that the sun moved and our section turned into the shady part of the stadium!

Kate and I at the Orioles game

Saturday night, we went out for dinner to Fogo De Chao, a Brazilian steakhouse, recommended to me by some guys are our hotel. Have you ever been to one? It’s a pretty amazing concept. There was a huge salad bar you could help yourself to, then each person had their own card beside their plate that you could change from “no thanks” to “yes please”. Depending on how yours was turned, men with large sticks of meat would come by and shave servings off for you! Everything from steak to lamb to bacon-wrapped-chicken! The boys were in heaven.

Ponch

Sunday morning, we headed home. Ponch kept Nick and I company in the backseat.

Target cart racing!

Of course, no trip through the suburbs would be complete without a trip to Target!

What a great weekend trip – hopefully the four of us will collaborate on some more in the future!

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