Esmé goes to Baltimore

A couple of weeks ago we had the opportunity to go on another ‘kind-of’ vacation, this time to Baltimore. While it was a stressful, whirlwind of a trip for my husband, who had to work, Esmé had herself a grand time. She managed to pack quite a lot of activity into just two short days, so let’s hear what she had to say about her jaunt to the waterfront in Baltimore:IMG_2739First of all thanks for taking the time to speak with us again. We all know how busy your schedule is these days, so we were delighted that you had some time to sit down with us again. Oh sure! So long as it doesn’t interfere with my breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack times, I don’t really mind.

Our readers are curious to know if your mommy and daddy just got lucky with your first flight going so smoothly. How was it going through the airport and being on a plane for the second time? Did you have a hard time because it delayed your bedtime by a few hours? You know, I said it last time and I’ll say it again. Going on those giant loud things with all the people is a blast! This time around I walked all around the airport and pterodactyled as many people as possible while waiting for our plane. It was a short plane ride, so I didn’t get to talk to as many people as I would have liked. I did love looking out the window this time around. I waved at all the take-off and landing crew, I licked the window, I watched the clouds, I looked at the lights, and licked the window again. I think that was my favorite part, licking the window.

So you’re saying that you didn’t even notice you were up way past your bedtime? Not on the plane, no. Once we were in the taxi and it was all dark and quiet, I think I started to get a little sleepy. But there were so many tall buildings with so many pretty lights that I stayed awake the whole time. I didn’t want to miss a thing!  Once we got to the hotel and it was time to go to sleep in the torture-chamber, I let my parents (and all guests staying on the 12th floor) have it, and threw a proper fit.

I’m sorry, I’m confused. Torture-chamber? Are you referring to your pack’n’play by chance? It is NOT a pack’n’play. There’s nothing playful about that thing, so I don’t know why they call it that. It is the torture-chamber.

Oh dear. So sorry to hear that. Yeah, well I just try to make my parents lives as miserable as I can by screaming bloody murder until I fall asleep in hopes that they won’t make me use it again. But so far, my strategy hasn’t been working.

Let’s talk about some of the funner aspects of your trip. We heard that you got to go to your first baseball game! What did you think of that? That was a lot of fun! I’ve never seen so many people in one place before. There was lots of noise, and clapping. I liked the clapping part. I clapped whenever I heard people clapping. Mommy told me that I was clapping for the wrong team, but I didn’t care. Clapping is the best, so I did it as much as I could.IMG_2737That sounds absolutely thrilling. Did you get to do anything else fun while you were there? Mommy took me to this huge building that had lots of different fishes. IMG_2646Oh I bet you loved that. It was OK. I really liked getting to see all the different fishes, like big ones, and little ones, and strange circle ones…but it wasn’t my favorite.IMG_2736

IMG_2649Really? All those beautiful, colorful fish swimming around and it wasn’t your favorite activity? Well I liked them, it just wasn’t my favorite.IMG_2738

What was your favorite then? Whole Foods, and the lobby of the Marriott Waterfront.

Um, I’m confused. Was there a playground at these places or something? Nope. They just happened to have the best acoustics for my pterodactyling skills. 

Aha! Now I understand. We have heard that you enjoy shrieking or pterodactyling, as you call it, a great deal. Do I ever! Let me tell you… I had such an amazing pterodactyl at Whole Foods I actually managed to scare a boy 4 years older than me, AND my Daddy heard me outside the store. I was doing such a spectacular job of pterodactyling in our hotel lobby, that I made all of Daddy’s coworkers question their inviting us to the baseball game in the first place! Hands down, the best part of my vacation.

It certainly sounds like you really made the most of your time there. Tell us, now that you have two plane trips under your belt, are you itching to go exploring again? You know, I do love airports and airplanes and new places, but I am happiest when I’m home with my kitty and my bed.

So no future plans for travel? There actually may be a little more travel in the near future…something to put me in an empire state of mind.

Well we can’t wait to hear all about it if you do!


**I just wanted to make a note: we were in Baltimore before all the riots and the protests began. It has been heartbreaking to watch the recent events unfold in such a wonderful city. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Baltimore.