Grandpa came into town on Tuesday night, and we did our best to squeeze in TONS of fun while he was here. SO...on Tuesday, we went to the Living Planet Aquarium, and it was perfect. And by perfect, I mean the perfect size for little kids. It was about the size of a large supermarket, so it was the perfect size for small ones (and looked just like one on the outside!), had an easy to follow layout so you didn't get lost or too far from a bathroom and was relatively moderately priced. The whole thing was clean and well kept, I would totally go back again.
Owen having his snack.
I *love* this picture of Marin, she is just so sweet!
Grandpa and Marin.
We were lucky to see an otter come out of his cubby hole for a swim, upside-down of course!
Through a magnifying glass, those gray-ish areas looked like upside-down jellyfish.
Some real jellyfish!
Owen LOVED the large tank with the brightly colored, fast swimming fish inside. He liked to pat the glass with his hands.
Look at all the fishies, mama!
Marin wasn't quite into touching the manta-rays. One of the rays was quite friendly and would come to the side of the pool and raise his flipper (?) out of the water to get some attention.
Little boy is *almost* walking, he's kind of a wimp if he's not holding on to anything, but he's getting there!
Grandpa and Owen.
The penguins were putting on quite a show for us! Leaping and diving into the water, we were pretty lucky!
I had to post a picture of the BIG snake...for my mom. She actually hates snakes, and this anaconda was about as big around as a basketball, yikes!
Looking at the glow-in-the-dark scorpions.
Marin found an otter mask in the gift shop.
After the aquarium, we went to lunch and came home for naps. And I have maaaaany more pictures to post, I may need to pare them down and touch!