Friday, May 22, 2009

Our trip to Inner Harbor

For Jaden's birthday (and an end-of-the-year field trip), we spent the day in Baltimore, MD. Our main purpose for going was to visit the National Aquarium in Baltimore. After a quick stop at the Visitor's Center, we were off to the aquarium.
We had such a great time enjoying God's awesome creativity! Here are just a few of the amazing creatures we saw:
This little guy is a "digger fish" that actually digs holes in the ocean floor with its tail -- the kids called it the "dancing fish" as it wiggled back and forth!
A couple of highlights of our aquarium visit were #1 - the rainforest room (since we've been learning all about tropical rainforests in our homeschool this month:

Everybody say, "RAINFOREST!"

Look! It's a bromeliad!

Jaden wanted to have his picture taken with the cock-of-the-rock mural . . . he recognized it instantly from the books we've been reading!
We even saw a sloth . . . but he was a little camera-shy! But Lael isn't ;)
A second highlight - the dolphin show!
(We sat in the "splash zone" at the kids' request, but didn't get splashed!)
They are such amazing creatures!
After leaving the aquarium, we decided to take a paddleboat ride -- getting an entirely different view of the harbor!
Daddy got quite a workout as he chauffered us around the harbor during our half-hour rental of the paddleboat!Then, since we were in Baltimore anyway, we decided to see if we could find Charm City Cakes (of Food Network's "Ace of Cakes" fame) . . . and we did! However, somehow, it didn't look the way we envisioned it would -- I guess things are always "larger than life" on television . . .

Thus ends our account of this latest field trip . . . hope you enjoyed it!

1 comment:

Brock said...

Cool, looks like fun! We recently visited Baltimore as well, but didn't have time to see the aquarium.