Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Aquarium

Last Saturday (I know, more than a week ago, now) Kelly and I went to the National Aquarium here in Baltimore. Kelly and I had such a fun time! It was awesome! There was an Australian exhibit, but I didn't like it because there were birds flying around, but you couldn't go back out the door, you had to go all the way through it to get out. It was so freaking scary! Kelly laughed at me and kept stopping to look at stuff. I didn't get many pictures except for the frilled neck lizard that was outside of the bird part.

Kel and I also went to the special exhibit Jellyfish Invasion! Turns out jellyfish can live in polluted water without a problem, so their predators die but they just keep breeding. There really is a jellyfish invasion!

We also went to a dolphin show which was fun. They were so cute!

There was also a special rain forest exhibit, and there were birds flying around in there too, but I actually got a couple pictures. Still scary, though.

The rest of the aquarium was fun. There were these dumb puffins that were swimming and swimming and swimming, but their beaks were against the glass so they weren't getting anywhere. It was pretty funny. We saw electric eels, poisonous frogs, sharks, stingrays, whale bones, and of course A LOT OF FISH!!! Including Nemo in his sea anemone and his pal Dorie, Dorey..Dori? I don't know how to spell her name but you know who I mean--the forgetful blue one who sounds a lot like Ellen DeGeneres. :)

Nemo's friend Ellen Bluefish!
This poor guy just kept looking at me
Ugly fish
Stupid puffin.
Cute swimmy-turtle
Sharkbait ooh-ha-ha

The aquarium is not only full of awesome things, it's also an awesome building right on the Inner Harbor. The view was beautiful! After the aquarium, Kel and I ate at a Spanish restaurant called La Tasca that was situated right on the waterfront. The view was awesome from there too, but we didn't get any good pictures of it. All in all, we had such a fun weekend!

I loaded a whole bunch of pictures onto facebook, so to see more aquarium pictures, just click HERE.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween with Kelly!

Kelly and I had such a fun Saturday! We were going to go up to Lancaster, PA for a reportedly amazing farmers market and for lunch, but we didn't get up as early as we wanted and decided we should plan more to do there if we were going to drive all that way anyway.

So then we decided to go to the aquarium. Baltimore's aquarium is also reportedly amazing! So we got all ready to go, and ran some errands, and by the time we were finally ready to head down to the Inner Harbor it was about 1:30. We decided that if we were going to spend all that money, we had better make sure we can spend as much time as we'd like, and since it closed at 5 and it would take us another 1/2 hour to get there, we'd do it next week. (Look for my post!) Since we were already driving around, we decided to check out some cool-looking stores that we've seen around and wanted to check out. We found a really cool hobby shop and a couple other random places. It was fun just to drive around with Kelly and talk about stuff and spend all day with him!

We came home before dark because my students warned me that being out after dark on Halloween in Baltimore is not safe. We tried watching a Frankenstein movie on Netflix because Kelly read the book, but the movie was so sucky, we couldn't even enjoy it by making fun of it. I didn't know that kind of sucky even existed. So we lit our Jack-o-Lantern that I carved earlier in the week and watched Penelope. It sounds like a boring day, but we both had so much fun just being together and talking. I love Kelly!

Here's my Jack-o-Lantern. Not as cool as last year's, but Batman is awesome.