Monday, June 2, 2008

Here's some fun Pics...

Dallas and I arriving in Baltimore, picking up the rental car!!
On the way to the hotel we got really lost. A trip that normally takes less than 10 minutes took us over an hour. I was supposed to be navigating and Dallas was driving. We thought it was my fault the whole time. Of course the next day we discovered it was actually Dallas's fault the whole time! (These are very important distinctions) It was actually a really fun diversion. We drove through some of the prettiest country. I absolutely loved the trees. At one point we passed under a one car bridge so we stopped. We got out and took pictures because it was really pretty. Funny we were supposed to be on a freeway????

Dallas and I decided to try this Brazilian Steakhouse that we found. It was actually really cool. They had a salad bar that you could visit as many times as you wanted. When you were ready for meat you flipped over this little card on your table. Then about 10-15 guys would rush your table with big slabs of meat on these sword like pokers and ask if you wanted this or that. They had steak, sirloin, bottom sirloin (my favorite), filet mignon, prime rib, chicken, sausage, and a whole lot more. You could have as much as you wanted. It was actually really really really good. It was also very very very expensive. It is the most expensive place I have ever ate or probably will ever eat. You know your in trouble when there are no prices on anything.
These are some things I found that were humerous to me.
This is a 'parking meter'. It says, "It's okay to say No to panhandlers, and Yes to helping homeless people." So it has a place for you to put your change!!

This is a life preserver, hilarious. They have these all around the inner harbor. They are in glass!! To save someone who has fallen in you just have to break the glass and throw it in. Kinda like a fire extinguisher!! (On a side note, they also have fire hydrants 10 feet from the water?? Like you don't have enough water right there or something, you've got to bring it in from somewhere else?)

We visited the National Aquarium of Baltimore. It was actually quite cool. There were lots of big sting rays, sharks, and fish. I mean lots I didn't think we were ever going to be done looking at fish. Don't get me wrong, they are pretty cool, but enough is enough. My feet were killing me by the time we got through the whole thing.

Dallas had a little 'accident' when we were wondering through the 'rainforest.' This little bird above gave Dallas a nice little turd right on his shoulder. It was pretty gross!!! You can't see it very well in this picture but it was green and yucky!
(do you see a similarity?)

Saturday, our last day in Baltimore, it rained. Luckily we slept in and didn't have to run around in the rain very much. When it stopped raining we walked a couple blocks down to the Baltimore Washington Monument. It is pretty much just a really tall tower with a statue of George Washington at the top. You can climb up the winding 250 something step staircase to the top. Here are pictures of us in the dark stairway. The first picture is a view of Baltimore from the top of the tower.

1 comment:

Big Bad Mamma said...

I'm so jealous! It looks like you guys had a blast. I remember how much fun traveling was before kids...take advantage of it while it lasts.