To insure the days together would be fun, we researched age-appropriate activities--catering to the one-year-old, two-year-old, and three-year-old.
It all began by renting a van to pick up our daughter in Bethesda (Her husband joined us later.) and our other daughter's family who flew in from the midwest to the Baltimore-Washington Airport. We ate lunch at our favorite haunt on Federal Hill.
|Regi's American Bistro, 1002 Light Street, Baltimore, MD|
Then, the men took Will to the National Aquarium located on the Baltimore harbor.
|The plume ride provided a bit of relief from the sun.|
|Two honeys in a honey bee.|
|Three-year-olds like driving heavy equipment.|
|Two-year-olds do too.|
|One-year-olds, the same.|
After that sauna the next day, we purchased seats in the Strasburg Railroad pullman car which is air conditioned!
We made time for a visit with the great grandparents.
Of course, Gigi had a present-a-day for each child to open.
|"Boys may like balls, but girls like Madeline," Caroline said as she opened her present. :)|
My conclusion after the stay-cation experiment: A trip to a far-away place is exciting, but a few days at home with the family is priceless.