Ah HA!! So begging DOES work! Anybody who follows Lisa and I on facebook may have seen my desperate plea for donations late this evening. Yeah I did it. Lisa had mentioned she was sad that we hadn't received any donations today. I couldn't let her be sad on her birthday!!! So I made the plea and more than one came through for me.
Thank you Mom & Dad, Amy, and Shannon for your donations this evening! It means a lot to me and I know that Lisa really appreciates the birthday donations too. Thank you!
Back to the vacation. So far we've explored Mount Vernon, the Mall, and Museum of Natural History. This day we went to Baltimore for an epic day! Our good friend Tom (who just happened to be visiting DC at the same time!) met us in the morning and we all drove up to Baltimore to visit the National Aquarium. Also on the agenda that day was a walk a few blocks to Camden Yards to watch an Orioles game. Quite the day, right?!
First, before we left, Mom had to take the girls for a drive in her car.
Katy reacting to the bubble tubes.
Despite the huge crowd, it really is an amazing aquarium!
Love this picture of Alyssa
Another shot from the escalator as we kept going higher and higher into the aquarium.
Shark enclosure....absolutely amazing!
At the cafeteria, they had this amazing art display of jelly fish.
We managed to squeeze in a dolphin show too. The girls ate it up!
Time for the walk over to the ballpark.
Girls were ready for their first baseball game!
Proof Tom joined us to watch his team, the Royals, beat the O's that day.
Even more amazing is I recall that the girls did NOT fall asleep on the drive back to Alexandria that night! Lingering effects of the sugar?? Possibly. Either way it was an amazing day in Baltimore with more exploring to come over the next few days. Hopefully we'll have another donation soon so we can share those pictures.