Saturday, January 10, 2009

Baltimore's Inner Harbor

So we love the Inner Harbor here in Baltimore. It's a great place to wander around and look at the boats, or get a bite to eat and people-watch, or visit one of the many attractions on the waterfront. We love the Aquarium and the Children's Science Center, both of which sit on the water.
In the summer there are water-taxis to take from place to place, paddle boats to rent, or you can go out to Fort McHenry and watch sailboats, yachts and cruise ships enter and leave the harbor.
We made a visit with my sister and her shorties on New Years' Day. There were few crowds (most people were home sobering up) and sunny weather so we made an afternoon of it.
The Science Center is great. We spent a chunk of time in the space center, hands-on area and we just made it to the K-NEX exhibit (last day). The kids love it and I have to say I do as well.

I love this photo of the kids. It is so telling of their personalities. Look at Esther. She is so determined.
Okay... so I was crazy about Sis that day. She was looking so adorable, I could hardly stand it.

The kids loved the hands-on area. We could have spent so much more time there.
Yes, I am in this photo. I am the brilliant flash of light. 
I think Et looked fabulous as an Space Shuttle pilot and Max is just plain adorable.
Mostly this photo scared me. I had a flash-forward for what is in store for us a few years down the road.  Quite the attitude, wouldn't you agree?
The K-Nex exhibit was pretty neat. The kids like all the existing displays. They surprised me by not wanting to build much.

Next we walked down to the USS Constellation, the last all sail warship built by the US Navy. We didn't go aboard, but the kids enjoyed it enough, thinking it was a pirate ship.

All said, a pretty fun though chilly day.


lucy said...

i'm still wondering how and why you guys ended up back East. I love keeping up on your new adventures and seeing the pics of the kids. They are soooo big now!!

Bridget said...

That looks like so much fun- it reminds me of downtown San Diego, just a bit cooler.. The paddle boats sound like so much fun.

Sharise said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun! Sorry you missed the snow, I'll be happy to send you a box if you want :) I'll send you all of it really. Oh, by the way, my parents just started a blog. It's . Pretty small so far, but they're excited.

Ramona said...

That looks like such a fun urban area--I do miss those features of close by urban life!! Suburbs are good, but that looks really fun! Tell Juan and the kids hi!