Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Baltimore Day 2

Day 2 of our mini-vacay was another gorgeous day. We got up early (because there's no sleeping in when married to my man) and went for yet another walk.

We were trying to find a nice little cafe near the harbor. Who knew that there are NO places to eat breakfast on the water? None that we saw anyway. We walked probably 2 miles. We did pass Babe Ruth on our walk though. Good times.

We finally ended up back at our hotel, out of breath and starving (and me cranky because I didn't have my coffee yet).

So, when we got back we looked up some breakfast restaurants and finally settled on one back near the harbor, but not ON the harbor. We were so close. Well, it was a good decision (thanks again, Yelp) because the food was deLISH. Josh loves eggs benedict, so he got this "southern" eggs benedict with corn cakes and pulled pork barbecue on the side. Yeah, whoa. Definitely a man's meal.

I got a veggie and goat cheese omelet with yummy hash browns and a biscuit that tasted like Cracker Barrel's biscuits... YUM!

Then on our way home, Josh said, "You know, I'm craving a milk shake. McDonald's has good milkshakes. And I've heard great things about the Shamrock shake that they have out right now." So, we stopped at a dive of a McDonald's and got milkshakes. Josh went with the plain ol' vanilla, and I took a risk and got the Shamrock shake. Umm... disGUSTing. So gross. It tasted like chemicals. I do NOT recommend.

Josh happily sipping away at his safe milk shake.

(he shared with me, because he's nice)

Here's mine. Yuck.

It was a fun, much needed trip- minus the whole milkshake fiasco. When we got home we hugged our kitties. We always miss them so much when we are away, even if just for a night. Weird? Losers? Yep, Yep.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Baltimore Day 1

I'm sorry for being so MIA. I've been down in the dumps having not much to blog about, but the weather this past weekend brought me out of it a bit. AND it's supposed to be in the 50's all week long here in the Tri-State Region!

This past weekend Josh and I took a little mini-vacay to none other than Baltimore, MD. It's not far from where we live, and neither of us had ever spent any time there. Josh found a great deal using Hotwire for a hotel. So on our first day we went to the Aquarium ...

and found Nemo, who knew?

I gave some change to make a change

This poor guy only had three limbs

And forgot that you can't take pictures with flash in a mirror

Saw a dolphin show

Went to a 4-D show. We got squirt with water and poked every chance they got.

Josh was not amused.

Then for dinner, I used yelp for the first time and found a great tapas restaurant. It was so yummy and fun. And they had REALLY yummy sangria. We walked like a bazillion miles to get there because we didn't want to pay for transportation. We also walked out of the first restaurant we went to because it was NOT tapas like Yelp said. Yelp fail. I'd probably say I've never been MORE embarrassed, walking out of a restaurant after already being seated, but we had ONE night, ONE nice dinner to attend, and we weren't about to waste it on a restaurant we didn't want to be at. So, have any of you ever done that? How embarrassed were you on a scale of 1-10??

I'd say we got to know Baltimore pretty well. Let's just say my legs are still sore.
But that's not hard to accomplish.

I'll do Day 2 tomorrow!