If you missed it, here's the link to our train ride!
No one napped, so we stepped of the train with pretty content but very tired children. I was immediately grateful I'd chosen a hotel walking distance from the station.
The Harbor View Inn was a short two block walk from the station. The neighborhood was clean and welcoming, although there was lots of construction going on around our hotel. I imagine it will be gorgeous when it's done and in the meantime, I enjoy seeing construction. The hotel staff was welcoming and our room was mercifully ready early. We dropped off our things, freshened everyone up and headed out to dinner. It was already getting a bit dark, so we decided to head across the street to the pier and pick an easy restaurant. Biggest mistake of the trip! The view was gorgeous, but the food was really awful. Apparently that's well known to locals. Lesson learned.
We headed back to the hotel where we found a bottle of champagne waiting! We played, the grown ups drank champagne, and watched iPad. We were pretty nervous about how we were going to get 2 toddlers and 2 grown ups asleep in our hotel room, but as daddy rocked the baby, I told Colin his story. To discourage him from talking, I counted up and down to 30 a few times and he feel asleep peacefully in my arms. Daddy settled in on the other side of the bed. It was 6:45.
The baby woke up at 3:30. I looked at the clock and let out a groan before realizing I didn't feel at all like I normally do when I wake up at 3:30 in the morning. And then I realized that was because I'd already been asleep 8 hours. Huh. I rocked him, brought him in bed and we all slept a few more hours until Colin woke up at 6 and started literally pocking the baby.