Friday, May 31, 2013

aquarium trip

Our oldest daughter gave us a gift card for a trip to the Denver Aquarium... After never seeming to have time to get up to Denver for it, we finally headed up to the aquarium this week.

This was an especially exciting trip for R who LOVES sharks and spends a lot of time thinking about shark conservation. She couldn't wait to get there and see the sharks in the exhibits.

We started with lunch in the aquarium restaurant because we are, of course, always thinking about food...



... and we wanted to make sure to see the mermaid show.  (Honestly, the best part of the mermaid show was watching all the little girls lined up in front of the tank, open mouthed with wonder, watching the "mermaids".)





Then we started wandering...

We were members of the aquarium during it's inaugural year, back when M was little... We went several times that year and he was always afraid of the "flash flood" exhibit.  He puts on a good show of courage now but when the flood came....



... he went!







We saw so many incredibly amazing creatures...





...it's such a treat for us land-locked Coloradans to be able to see and experience a tiny bit of the richness and diversity of the ocean environment.









R and her sharks....





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Just a couple more pictures... ;)

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