Do you know why today was so amazing? Because it’s my DAY OFF! That means NO KIDS! WOOHOO!
Well, let’s start at the beginning – I got up this morning, got the girls up, took everyone to breakfast, and then sent them to class. We had our RA meeting, which wasn’t long at all and then headed over to the office. The plan was that Beth, Vanessa and I were in one car following David (who was going home afterwards) to Baltimore. So, at 10:30am we set on our way.
We got there around lunch time and parked the cars about four blocks away from the aquarium. It was a bit hot outside, but otherwise a wonderful day. So, we walked the four blocks but as we got the entrance we noticed something. There were about 20 children wearing red lanyards – the same red lanyards that our kids wear! OH NO! CTY KIDS!?!?! We looked around and found their chaperones and went over to introduce ourselves. It turns out they were from the marine program. They only have 90 kids and 9 RAs and at any given time there are 30 kids and 3 RAs on a boat for 9 days. It was crazy! They were really interesting to talk to though.
Anyway, so then we went into the aquarium, which was AMAZING! We saw all kinds of fish and sharks and other neat things. The way it works is that you start at the bottom, go all the way up, and then all the way down. But, they have this huge glass tank thing in the middle and you see that the whole time. There’s also this rain forest thing on top that was neat. If you walked across the bridge thing they had the dolphins, but the shows were cancelled because one of the dolphins had just had a baby. Oh well, we still got to see them. All in all, an awesome experience!
We were in the aquarium for about two and a half hours and then headed to the Hard Rock Café for lunch. I got a BLT (yum!) and we all sat around for a bit. There was a Barnes and Noble next door that we checked out too – it had two floors and was really nice. After that we headed back and arrived back at lovely Chestertown at about 6:15. I was supposed to go to dinner with Dad, but they left at 5:15 and I wasn’t that hungry. So, Vanessa and I ran over to Rite Aid to get a few things and then I hung out in my room for a bit.
Dad got back a little while later and we went to the supermarket and then back to the apartments. At 10pm we played ARENA BALL! It was a tough game though a) because it was dark and hard to see the ball and b) everyone was really into it and it got a bit violent. We stopped around 11ish and I went back to help Becca with her sign for a bit. Holly and Lauren tried to teach everyone a new game (it involved breaking into a building and playing capture the flag with water guns) but no one was really game. So, I hung out for a bit and now here I am, back in my room and getting ready for bed.
Want to hear something great? I DON’T HAVE TO WAKE UP AT 6:30AM! I’m still off until 4:15PM tomorrow when I pick up the kids – amazing J