Thursday, April 30, 2009
The weather: Perfect~ Sunny and low 80's, dry air
The location: Mystic, Connecticut @ the aquarium
The company: My favs~ Erick, Devin, Erin (my best friend and Devin's God Mother) and of course ME!
We got to see many different sea animals at the aquarium. We saw sharks, which Devin was really hoping to see, pictured above with his "Aiyah." We also saw Beluga Whales (which I am checking out below). Their tanks are outside and it was such a gorgeous day for outside viewing.
We saw penguins which were so cool. I swear they were actors. They loved to pose as if saying "Sure, you can take my picture!"
There were hands-on activities to touch manatees, crabs, and pictured here starfish. Devin surprised me and was all-about this!
Our favorite thing of the day was definitely the Sea Lion Show! We all practiced our best sea lion barks on the way to the show and then watched in awe as the sea lion showed us their talents. They are very amazing creatures~ skillful for the employment with the Navy as well as entertaining the public! Devin was very excited as showcased here...
And we were all surprised when Cocoa the nearly 1,000 pound sea lion came out right in front of us! It was great!
We also saw seals, sharks, "Nemo and Dory" and various other fish, turtles, frogs, tadpoles, seals/sea lions being rehabilitated, jelly fish, lobsters, reptiles, and so much more! Here is a final picture which I though came out kind of neat (also the largest frog I have ever seen!)