For a couple of months I have been nagging Abi about making plans to visit Baltimore over Memorial Day weekend like she was nagging me about making an appointment to get my hip looked at by a Doctor. On Wednesday she finally made the decision to go in typical random Abi fashion. We knew this would be a quick trip but this might be the only time to see folks in quite sometime due to my pending surgery. After having a ton of fun with the post Boring Life in Pictures Thanks to an IPhone I thought I would do the same and share it from my perspective good and bad. All of these pictures are from my IPhone and are not the same professional quality that Abi is so great at posting.
Maggie had to come because my family had other obligations and couldn't keep her. We also didn't have a chance to find a dog sitter due to being new to High Point, NC. Luckily Maggie has stayed with us at my Mother in Law's (MIL) and Father in Law's (FIL) house and has been well mannered despite them not being dog folks. They actually seemed to be entertained by her antics in the past. This saved her a weekend in a cage at a kennel and I reminded Maggie of this several times prior to the trip. We said a prayer that Maggie wouldn't get us in trouble with my in laws. I loaded up on Charlie Bear dog treats to bribe Maggie into good behavior which worked...
Maggie decided that packing on Thursday evening was boring. Instead chasing frogs on windows would be more entertaining. She must have spent an hour pawing at the door trying to kill her first frog.
Atlanta Braves on SirisXM praying that I wouldn't be freaked out by the crazy drivers. Abi made great time but had to be very cautious about speeding because every couple of miles The Virginia State Police were pulling people over. Either the drivers are that bad or the police are that zealous about speeders. It was crazy!
Wawa. Abi had tried to do the trip nonstop which Maggie and I weren't too happy about. Between my crutches and Maggie it took over 20 minutes for a quick stop. There was no such thing as a quick stop for us.
Parkville High School next week. We wish we could make another trip to celebrate this but can't. It was great to celebrate his final weekend of high school with him over the weekend. He also celebrated receiving a $150,000 full ride Marine Corps ROTC Scholarship to The Citadel where he will be attending this fall. After graduating from The Citadel he will become a Marine Officer. I am already working on my Marine Corps jokes because making fun of Marine's is way too easy.
After Abi and Vicki my Mother In Law (MIL) went thrift shopping. Abi, FIL and I went to visit Abi's sister Katie's family. We had a great visit with Katie, Dan and Sumara. In honor of Memorial Day we had a BBQ where I was reminded that BBQ in Maryland ain't the same as BBQ in NC. I am not complaining other the title. Because real BBQ involves pig not hamburgers & hot dogs. Other than the title. The food was awesome and I eat so much I forgot to take a picture of it. We had a great time. Thank's again!
Thursday I was written a prescription pain killer for the first time since January 2010 to combat the pain for the hip and ankle. Saturday I overdid it and had to take one. It certainly made me loopy but if it helped me keep the title of "Crazy In Law" it was worth it.
Saturday night the MIL had to work and Abi decided to go have dinner with her friend leaving me on my own. I then decided to make the trip to Baltimore official by having dinner at Noodles and Company Its something I would give anything for Greensboro to have because I eat there every time we visit Baltimore. Luckily my FIL was willing to drive and we had a great dinner and chat. I hope I was able to maintain my status as favorite son in law by not talking politics...
Ikea where we got a couple of things for the house. Abi wouldn't argue if they would build one in Greensboro.
Qdoba. It was truly a great weekend!
As you can see we clearly had a great trip. Thank you to everyone who made it such a great trip by hosting us.
For everyone not in Maryland we did not eat any famous crabs. Abi and I aren't big into seafood and didn't make a huge effort to seek any out.