Another day, another 24 hours of solid rain. However, undeterred by the torrents, we ventured out a little. Most of our first full day here was spent at the Aquarium where we met a giant turtle, a scarlet ibis, two golden tamarins, a pod of dolphins, a shedload of puffins and lots and lots of sharks. And some human divers. And quite a few other beasties too. We managed to spend a good three hours or so at the aquarium, without even venturing as far as the Australia exhibit, and I’m normally one who speeds around museums and the like, so I’d have to say it’s a pretty good half a day out. Anyway, who wouldn’t choose watching aquatic life over the prospect of being part of it when the rain won’t let up?
The husband did finally manage to crack out a chorus or two of “Good Morning Baltimore”, which he has done in the past every single time we’ve touched down at BWI Airport on our way to other places, but this time he could do it for real in the heart of the city itself. You’d think this would make the sun come out, no? Alas not. We mooched around a little more but there’s only so much soaking a person can take, even in head-to-toe waterproofs. Like Annapolis, Baltimore still put a smile on our faces, even in the rain, so we have high hopes for seeing it in all its sunshiny glory on our final day.