Ironically, this was the first time Matt was sick all year, and it happened to fall over the week that he was supposed to have his peanut challenge and study unblinding. We had planned to go to Baltimore Monday and stay in a hotel 2 nights to make a little summer vacation out of the long appointment days, but we didn't even try to go Monday because we knew he was too sick.
Tuesday afternoon we packed up and headed out, deciding that we would stay the night in the city and go to Hopkins Wednesday for his appointment and let his allergist make the decision. We checked into our hotel and then walked to the National Aquarium for a few hours. We planned to have dinner at the Inner Harbor, but when we came out the skies were black and we had to run back to our hotel before the huge thunderstorm hit! The kids swam for exactly seven minutes before they had to get out of the pool for lightning. We ate dinner in the hotel restaurant since we were stuck there because of the rainstorm. Jessica and I normally get super excited about staying in hotels, but this room while nice, was pretty tiny for the five of us. Not our best trip ever but we were making the most of it!
|On the right, Dave and Ryan are touching the Atlantic Stingray!|
|Matthew playing games to keep his mind off the very itchy hives on his arm.|
|Playing in the Hopkins playroom. Matthew got his sister this bear from the prize box after his blood draws. It says " I helped Johns Hopkins learn something today!"|
|Our view from the Top of the World: The Aquarium, Federal Hill and the Power Plant.|
Next time will not be a vacation since we have work and Matt has football. We'll let you know any updates.
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