We always like to catch a major league baseball game when we are on vacation, but the Nationals were out of town, so instead we went to Baltimore and saw....the Orioles.
So we rented a car, ditched the Metro for the day and stopped at the Udvar-Hazy Space Museum and
spent some time walking the grounds of the Washington D.C. Temple.
This air and space museum was Ben's choice and he loved it. The boys took most of the pictures, so there are only a few on my camera. To me, after awhile, the airplanes all looked alike, but here are a few that were interesting. Above, Ben and Abby are in front of the Enterprise space shuttle. It didn't go to space because it was used as a test module; it was huge.
The Enola Gay dropped the bomb on Japan to end WWII. I thought it would be a huge plane,but it was actually quite small. This plane truly changed history.
After two hours looking at planes, we were off to the temple. It was so peaceful and quiet; we had the grounds all to ourselves.
The kids and I among the cherry blossoms.
Had some fun playing photographer and took some pictures of the kids.
Cute Ab; she was excited to see all the cherry blossoms.
Abby and Ben; more than halfway through the trip and still smiling and getting along!
Bri and I
Bri does not like to ask people to take our pictures so we always try and take our own. Attempt #1; okay, but not great
Attempt #2; you can see Bri trying to smile and take picture. Oh well, off we go until....
the kids spy a Utah license plate belonging to....
Ted and Bev Smith, the parents of our dear friend Karen Newman. They were serving a mission in the temple and had just finished their shift. What are the chances????
Family photo taken by Ted; now this is a good one. We were able to have lunch with them and catch up. What a fun way to end our visit to the temple.
Ben asleep; can you see a pattern of Ben on vacation? Sight see, get in car, fall asleep until next destination.
Arrived at Camden Yards to see the Orioles play the Twins. Ab's first major league baseball game!
Benny boy with another baseball pennant
Enjoying the game with Papa Bri. We had a great time, and it was fun to see Baltimore, which is nice around the park, but overall kind of a scary city. On our way to the parking lot after the game, we walked into the middle of a gang fight. Thankfully, the cops came and broke it up; I think that scared the kids a bit and they were glad we live in Salt Lake.