Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Baltimore, DC, Union Station

I finally got to a computer! Well, not really, but have a 3 hour layover in Union Station in Washington, DC....it has been a whirlwind so far....left Dutch Harbor on the 25th, got to Seattle at 12:30AM, spent the night at the Coast International Hotel, flew to DC the next day....stayed the night there at the Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, Arlington....cousin Catherine picked us up from there, and we headed to Fallston, MD (just outside of Baltimore)...Catherine took a few days off and it rained all day Wed....I'm getting my days mixed up, but we visited my Aunt Carol and Uncle Lyle in Joppatowne, MD...had a rip-roaring party at Catherine's house Saturday night, needless to say, Sunday was a day of rest.

On Monday, my Aunt Carol dropped Scott and I off at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore..it's so awesome there. The USS Constitution has been restored and is docked there, available to the public to go aboard and explore. I'll write more about that later and post pictures. I'm not allowed to plug anything into these computers here.

Anyway, Union Station is HUGE!!!! Will post photos of it later as well. Our train leaves here at 4:05 (luckily we purchased first class tickets on the train, so I am in the VIP section, blogging away!)...we arrive in Chicago tomorrow morning (Tuesday), that takes about 17 hours, thank god for sleeper cars (oh, yeah and club cars)...gotta go (Mcdonalds is here)...I'll write more later.

Hope everyone is having a great summer so far!


  1. Thank God you finally posted. Was about to send out the blogging police to look for you! Sounds like a fun, eventful trip so far. Careful out there.

  2. You just got here and you're gone already !! That was NOT long enough at all but it was so good to see you and to meet Scott - we LOVE him !! His family is going to love you too so stop worrying. Have a great trip ! Miss you both already .....

  3. Where did the week go??? Can't believe you're gone already. :-(
    It was soooo wonderful seeing you again...and great meeting Scott... he fits in wonderfully...which is good since you left him hanging with us. ;-D
    Have a fantastic trip west, hugs to the Westcoasters for me...
    and be sure to post LOTS of pics...when you get to Seattle (better upload, I'm sure!)
    Love ya guys,

  4. Sounds like a whirlwind and lots of fun! Glad to hear from you. Enjoy yourselves!

  5. I can't wait to see your photos of Union Station. Post lots of them - I love that place and the architecture is amazing! Tell me/us more about the train - I have always wanted to travel by train. VIP section - luck you! What a vacation........~wink~wink!