Tuesday, July 18, 2017

We're Back

The HH and baby boy took their annual pilgrimage to the Cubs game that was being held in Baltimore. Since the baby girl and son-in-law were hooking up with them, I tagged along.
It was quite exciting on many levels, both good and bad.
A. The Cubs won all three games they played this weekend.
 B.  The hotel we stayed at the first night.....YIKES.  I imagine there are better  'no tells' out there.
The first thing I noticed: The door didn't lock. Got that squared away, which only left:
A broken toilet seat
Used soap still in the tub
No internet
No coffee maker
No coffee
No tissues
No hairdryer
A dog in a nearby room that yapped all night.(Of course this didn't bother the HH since he'd taken his hearing aids out.)  Needless to say we moved down the strip the following morning.

C. Major gridlock traveling.

D. While the HH and baby boy were at the game, the baby girl and delightful son-in-law took me to a wonderful restaurant.  We had a lovely evening, great food, great company.

Saturday we went to the National Aquarium   which was crowded but still all sorts of fun.Below are pics of the Jellies. This was probably the best section of the aquarium because it's hidden behind the cafe and harder to find, i.e.less crowded.

 

More pics to come....You've been warned.
Thanks for leaving the light on for me.  It guided me home.
What's everyone been doing in my absence? This inquiring mind wants to know.

49 comments:

  1. We have been waiting for you of course.
    Love the jellies and will happily view many more photos.

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    1. Thanks, EC:)
      Hope all is well in Birdland.

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  2. Welcome back Sandra......you were missed.
    Pleased you had such a good time.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you so much, Yvonne.
      I missed everyone too.

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  3. Good to see you back again. Glad you had a good time even if that hotel doesn't sound really inviting....Love the photos of the jellies, so pretty! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks, Val. We did have a good time.
      The jellies were amazing.
      YOU, have a day as special as you are.
      Hugs back,

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  4. Welcome back!
    That hotel sounds awful but the jelly fish look great, and I’m looking forward to more pics.
    We had a delightful visit from our 23-year-old grandson while you were away. He stayed with us for a little under three weeks en route to his new job. It was such a joy to spend quality time with him. He made us laugh and then of course we shed a few tears when he left.

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    1. Three weeks with your grandson. That is very special. So glad you got to enjoy him, Barbara.

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  5. The hotel sounds like one of those awful motels perhaps found on Route 66. I hope it was very cheap. The jellyfish photographed very well.

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    1. It was under a hundred...barely:) Interestingly for another ten dollars we really got a decent hotel the next day.
      The jelly fish did a great job of modeling didn't they, Andrew?:)

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  6. What a nightmare of a hotel. That deserves a bad rating so others don't get stuck there.
    Awesome the Cubs won and you got to go dancing with the jellies.

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    1. You're so right, Alex. I try never to leave bad reviews, but this is going to be the exception.
      It was fun dancing with the jellies:)
      Go Cubs:)

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  7. Welcome home! The jellyfish are so cool!

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  8. While you were traveling, I took a foraging class one afternoon, a few long hikes (Imagine that!) and worked in the garden a lot. I love the jellies. They make floating look so peaceful.

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    1. Sounds like wonderful ways to spend your days. Nature just makes everything better doesn't it?
      The jelllies do indeed look peaceful.
      Have a wondrous day, my friend.

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  9. Welcome home! You were missed so much! But except for that first place that you stayed...the Psycho Motel, it sounds as if you had a great time!!!
    Love those photos and guess what? I would love to see more!!!
    Hubby and I just hung around the cottage with our kids, grandkids and great-granddaughter dropping in for a visit here and there.

    Big Hugs 💕

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    1. Overall, I had a wonderful time, Jan. Thanks so much.
      I can't think of anything better than hanging around a cottage with kids, grandkids and greats:)
      I missed you too!
      Hugs,

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  10. Welcome back. Bet they had fun at the Cubs games. My father-in-law saw them at Wrigley last October when they were making their run. (So envious!)

    I love jellyfish. They are so pretty to photograph.

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    1. The HH and boy would have loved to see them last year at Wrigley.
      I love jellyfish too, though I had no idea there were so many.

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  11. Welcome back. Love the jellyfish photos. Sounds like you had fun.

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    1. Thanks, Jamie! It was a lot of fun.

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  12. I wonder if the Cubs will make it to he world series again

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    1. That's a good question, Adam. They do seem to be a bit more challenged this year. It would be great if they did.

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  13. Welcome back. Good they won. Blah, my ocd would want to burn that hotel down.

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    1. Thank you, Pat!
      It's surprising someone hasn't already had the same idea you've had.

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  14. Wow, that was definitely a no tell. EW. Beautiful forms at the aquarium! Very nice, indeed!
    My movie came, you were right, of course, it was very good!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the movie, Sharon. Wasn't that little boy amazing?

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  15. So good to see you back. I think I stayed in that same hotel once. I remember the smelly and torn carpet, too.

    The jelly fish are awesome. They are beautiful and look wonderful floating around.

    I'll gladly look at more photos. I'm always up for photos!

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    1. The jellyfish were indeed awesome, Elizabeth.
      Glad to be back.
      Heading for your place.

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  16. Hi Sandra - the good, and lots of bad ... and then the pretties - so glad it wasn't all awful ... welcome home - cheers Hilary

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    1. Lots of good stuff. Thanks, Hillary!

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  17. Staying cool and I too, love the jellies. One of the most incredible things on the planet.

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    1. They are just amazing aren't they, Donna?

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  18. Welcome home! That hotel sounds like one I stayed in years ago but ours also had a crooked picture on the wall and the shower stall was Moldy.ick!! Last week, work but getting ready for our trip. Saturday...8 hrs of travel to the Richelieu River to my hubby's Aunt's place. It is beautiful here so have been off and on on blogland. Enjoying the relaxation but they have a scale and I weighed myself....I weigh more than my hubby😒

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    1. Thank you, Birgit!
      Your husband is probably just super skinny and you're probably carrying water weight. Glad you are in a beautiful place relaxing.
      I think my favorite hotel story is when a picture fell on my brother's head while he was sleeping. Grin.

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  19. Love Cubbies, aquariums, good restaurants, jelly fish and family time lots. Traffic jams and bad hotels, not so much. Still, I think more pluses than minuses!

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    1. Yes indeed, Ms. Jeanie, Definitely more pluses:)

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  20. Glad you had a good trip. I have a cubs AAA club near me

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    1. Oh my. If the HH and boy lived their they'd probably become baseball groupies:)

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  21. omerta franky...omerta ~~~~~ ;)

    we gived 984 paws UP two de aquariumz fotoz !!!

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  22. What a fun trip!!! Sorry for the bad hotel experience, but it sounds like it worked out well!

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    1. It was great, Steph. Especially getting to spend time with the kids.

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  23. Baltimore is a great city if you don't mind the crime and the traffic. My son lived there for several years. He still misses it.

    Love,
    Janie

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  24. I liked the harbor. But way too much traffic for me.

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  25. Happy you are back Sandra! Missed you! It sounds like you had a good time! I am sorry about the hotel! That would have grossed me out with the used soap in the tub! Yucky!! LOL! I love the jellies!! Magical!! Big Hugs!!

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  26. You want to know what I have been doing this week and why I am late once again in blog land? Well, I was helping, roofing! LOL! I didn't get on the roof, but I was in charge of garbage. Picking up all the old shingles and nails and putting them in the wheel barrel, then taking it to the garage. On friday, I helped once again, to pick up the garbage I dumped, to put it in back of a truck! Tired! LOL! Big Hugs!

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  27. Oh the ups and downs you had ... but the ups are good!
    Love your photo's.

    All the best Jan

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