Friday, July 26, 2013

A Day in Baltimore at National Aquarium.

We drove to Baltimore to spend the day at the National Aquarium and hang out on the waterfront.  
Once we arrived we grabbed brunch at my favorite café in Baltimore, Miss Shirley's Café!  Named as one of the top 20 best breakfast restaurants in America, Miss Shirley's French toast, chicken and waffles, and the dish called "Shirley's affair with Oscar" are almost too good to be true! They also won Food Networks-Best breakfast dish in Maryland. Their food is unique and delicious!
I ordered the Shirley's Crush "Passion Fruit Vodka, Triple Sec, Splash of Club Soda & Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice with Pulp, garnished with an Orange Slice, Strawberry & Mint, with a Sugar Rim" 
 Upstream Salmon Salad Club
"Dill Salmon Salad, Red & Yellow Tomato, Cucumber, Capers, Red Onion, Bibb Lettuce & Dill Aioli on Pumpernickel & Sourdough Toast"
 Jonathan ordered the Spicy Shirley, "Shirley's version of a Bloody Mary! Absolut Citron, Green Tomato Slice, Pickled Okra, Peppers, Jalapenos, Celery, Peppadews, Lemon Wedge & Lime Wedge, with an Old Bay Rim with 2 oz. of Jumbo Lump Crab Meat"
And the Benne Seed Chicken 'N Waffles, "Fried Boneless Breast of Chicken Pieces & a Honey Mustard Aioli Drizzle on White Cheddar Green Onion Waffles with Peppadew-Jalapeno Butter, dusted with Cajun Spice"
We had never tried Chicken and Waffles before, so we decided to give it a shot since they're all the new rage currently. It was delicious! You need to check out Miss Shirley's Café, when visiting Baltimore, Maryland! 
After brunch we headed towards the Aquarium and walked off brunch.  
The Baltimore Aquarium is absolutely breathtaking! They have more then 16,000 animals including sharks, dolphins, birds, frogs, turtles and jellies!
Entering into the rainforest! 
We spent around 3-4 hour in the aquarium and were in need of a cold beverage. I try to order drinks I don't make at home when we go out, so I got a blended Pina Colada.. 
Mom got her favorite, a Mojito!  
Kayelynn got her "Special Drink" aka a Shirley Temple!  
Once we received our sugar boost, the little girl wanted to rent a Chessie (Sea Monster)Paddle Boat. She is way too cute to say no to, so Uncle Jonathan and I paddled around the Inner Harbor with mom and Kayleynn in the back of the Paddle Boat.
We had a great family filled day hanging out in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD. xoxox -Dana

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