Mom visits, Dec 2016

Mom visited for a few days. The first day we went to NYC-for the Radio City Xmas Spectacular Show w/the Rockettes, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, walked past Trump Tower, 30 Rock (went to the top for city views), walked through Central Park to the Met Museum, and visited an antique book/print shop.

The second day we went to the Cryptologic Museum, lunch, and Baltimore-walked along the Inner Harbor, went up Federal Hill for city views, dinner at Pub Dog in Fed Hill, and back to the German Christmas Market that unfortunately closed shortly after we arrived, but not before we got delicious strudels.

The third day began with a leisurely morning followed by Greek/Afghani food lunch and Annapolis toward the afternoon/evening-went to the Annapolis Naval Academy and walked around, John Paul Jones Crypt, Museum, and then wandered around the Annapolis streets and finally took in a quick Christmas Boat Parade viewing until the cold encouraged us to go home.

Sunday was a lazy day, to include getting decadent donuts and wandering the mall and looking at laptops for mom. We got fresh seafood for dinner at a local shack nearby as well.




Baltimore Aquarium and Xmas Village

It was $1 day at the Baltimore Aquarium (versus a normal $40 per person). We waited in the line, which wrapped around the entire large building and snaked here and there, for over an hour and got our tickets for a little later in the afternoon. We walked along the harbor towards the German Christmas Village. We did the traditional browsing, mulled wine drinking, and brat and strudel eating. Delicious and delightful. Then we went to the aquarium. Parts of it were really neat, certainly not worth $40. The main first exhibit is the entire floor is the fish tank swimming with tons of fish, sharks, turtles, stingrays, etc. Another neat exhibit was the jellyfish, which I created a video of. Enjoy!