We rented a cute condo right near the harbor with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a cute view. We used VRBO.com, which we've done before, but the experience was a little different this time. The owner here charged a $100 cleaning fee. No big deal, but I wasn't too motivated to clean since I was already being charged. We swept, did the dishes, and left. Five days later I get a pretty harsh email accusing me of violating the contract because we didn't take the trash out and it had diapers in it, so now the place smells bad. Violating a contract you say? Lawyer antennas perk up, and when I asked, he couldn't show me in the contract (which I scanned and sent to him) I was required to remove the trash, and when I pushed the issue, went radio silent. Of course. But, other than that post-trip headache, it was a great time!
|Cassidy feeling at home in front of the television|
|The lovely dining room of the condo we rented|
|Digging these hardwood floors!|
The first night, we went simple and took the kids to Bubba Gump's because we'd actually never been there and figured it would be kid friendly. I drew shapes on the sugar packets so Avery could play match, and even Cassidy enjoyed the crayons. Avery fell in love with jello...again.
|Getting a little bit sleepy...but still eating.|
The next morning we went to the Port Discovery Children's museum which featured a baby room AND a 3 story playground. Tons of fun for both of them!
|Climbing on nets!|
|Throwing ping pong balls in a machine to watch them go up a chute|
|Water table...notice her sweet hair up top there...|
|Reaching for a boat|
|Riding a "horse"|
|I'm so high up!|
|You say this is a Lite Brite?|
That night Jon and I got to relax and watch Olympics together, like a real living-together couple. Very nice. Back in the condo, Cassidy was just thrilled with the TV cabinet.
Our final morning, we spent a lot of money to get into the Baltimore Aquarium. Sadly, all Avery wanted to do was ride the escalators and he couldn't care less about the fish. Lesson learned: never again!
|Dolphins a-goin' by.|
|The ride home|