Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Like I said previously when I talked about our spring break getaway to Baltimore, I really thought I've already blogged about Inner Harbor, but I've been searching for it here on my blog as well as on my family blog and I couldn't find it.

Anyway, here it is. After we checked Fort McHenry, my friend together with her family took us to one of the famous attractions in Baltimore, the Inner Harbor. As you can see, it was gloomy. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate with us. It was drizzling. Good thing, it wasn't raining hard so we were still able to check and walk around the place without having to bring with us an umbrella. My friend has to because she has her baby with her.

The men and the boys. From left, my son, my friend's son, my husband and my friend's husband. The building with a pointed structure that you see from afar was The National Aquarium.

When you're facing the National Aquarium, this was located at the right side.

A seagull landed. Picture perfect!

We saw a boat up close.

Some of the remains from the World Trade Center.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Break Getaway to Baltimore, Maryland

Our 2012 had been a year full of trips. I talked about our summer vacation to Atlanta, Georgia previously but prior to that, we went to Baltimore, Maryland in the springtime. A friend of mine who lives there invited us to attend her youngest son's Christening. I was hesitant at first because of the long 8-hour drive, but the husband who loves road trips insisted.

Ironically, he has never been to Baltimore and only drove through it. It would be mine and my son's first time too so off we went.

I talked about the trip on my family blog so, like I did in my previous post about Atlanta, I am just going to put links to the post about the places we've checked.

Hello Baltimore! We arrived there on a Saturday since the Christening was on a Sunday.

The following day after the Christening which was of course Monday, my friend gave us a tour of the famous destinations in the city. First stop, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. We toured the museum then went outside to check the fort. As we went back to the museum, we came across this guy in uniform.

Inner Harbor

I just realized, I haven't talked about it on my family blog. Or maybe I did but the thing is, I couldn't find the post. I will just have to talk about it on my next post. Please bear with me.

The National Aquarium

I do remember writing a post about it but I couldn't find it either. I think the search widget is not working right. Anywho, I will write about this soon too.

After we've checked these places, we grabbed us lunch courtesy of my friend. It was raining that day and was chilly so we decided to head to her place after lunch.

It was great seeing another part of the country. And there are more for us to see. More travel stories next time.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Summer Vacation to Atlanta, Georgia

It was in 2012 when the hubs surprised us with a trip to Atlanta, Georgia. My son and I had only been here in the U.S. for almost two years when it happened. I didn't know my adventurous husband had been planning it all along. And since the city is only a three hour drive from our city, I didn't except us to stay long there too. I thought we would only stay over night.

And you bet...we had a blast!. As soon as he told me about the trip, I helped him booked the hotel (I chose the hotel and he paid for it, to be precise), and I did the checking myself on the attractions that we're going to visit. Except for the one that he decided himself though - watching baseball games of the Atlanta Braves for two nights in a row. He's a fan alright, but my son and I enjoyed it immensely too.

I've actually talked about the whole vacation in a series on my family blog "My so-called Life." With that, I will be putting the links to each post on that blog below each picture here so I don't have to talk about it all over again.

Approaching downtown "Hotlanta!"

The hotel where we stayed in is located right in front of the infamous Fox Theatre. Needless to stay, we stayed right in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

In front of Turner Field where we watched our favorite baseball team, the 'Atlanta Braves' play for two consecutive nights.

We stayed in Atlanta for three nights and four days. And seeing all those photos, I think you can tell that we had a hectic schedule. We did and we surely enjoyed it to the max! Here's the POST about our last night and last breakfast the following day, by the way.

Hubby wants us to go back and watch another baseball game this year. It will be baseball season soon and although he haven't made any definite plan yet, no biggy. I am always ready to go whenever. I love trips, you know. One thing that we both have in common actually.

How about you? Any awesome summer vacation that you want to share?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

We're Anxiously Awaiting the Arrival of Ms. Spring

This year has been a brutal winter not only here in the south but the country as a whole. We consider ourselves lucky though because during the entire time that the midwest and northeast have been slammed with a foot and more of snow, we only got 8 inches here. And that was the only heavy snow that we've got although from then on, the temperature continued to drop from time to time. It's still been cool up to now even though spring is tomorrow. We're all wondering when Mr. Winter is going to leave.

Today has been chilly too. And when the weather is like this, there is only one song that pops in my head...”Sunny and 75” by Joe Nichols. With what seems to be a hohner accordion playing in the background, the songs goes...”I’m somewhere, somewhere sunny and 75. You and me on a beach chair...”

Although the song talks about a couple and can be considered sappy, I think it is exactly what most of us dream be somewhere sunny and 75. With the weather being chilly and gloomy today, you're damn right that is what I am dreaming of. But all we can do is dream for now. I think I will just have to redirect my mind to something spring will sprung tomorrow.