06-05-09 Baltimore, MD National Aquarium
Rick here: After the all day rain yesterday, the rain continued today, in earnest. We decided to venture out anyway and went to the National Aquarium located 2 blocks from our slip. This, being the National Aquarium, is a first class facility. We watched a 4-D movie, which is 3-D with additional effects like water, mist and wind. We attended the dolphin show which showcased the incredible learning and performing abilities of the bottlenose dolphins. There were thousands and thousands of fish, sharks, turtles, rays, and coral exhibits. It took us over 7 hours to cover the entire building(s). By the time we had completed the tour, it was 5:30 and we had managed to spend the whole day, out of the rain, and in a great place. I love it when a plan comes together. Tomorrow, we do more touring, hoping to tour Camden Yards, the home of the Baltimore Orioles, or Fort McHenry, the fort over which the United States Flag was flying when Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangled Banner.