Happy Easter y’all! Hope you guys enjoyed it despite this weather. I’ve see people getting creative and hiding eggs throughout their whole house since we can’t get outside. Jason took a different route, he hid jellybeans for himself. Yes, it was quite comical. Never dull with him. Since the weather was so nasty we went to early service and headed north right after. We drove to Atlanta for the GA Aquarium, if you have never been it is worth the trip, even with a 10 month old. Surprisingly it was packed to be a holiday. Last time we came Jason was 10 months old (same age as Ellie) so it was a “new” experience for him. We got a sneak peak at the otters, which fully opens later this month. We caught that exhibit just in time to watch them feed and I’m now trying to talk Jimmy into a pet otter. He’s not hearing it.
I mean just look at them! How stinking cute? We seen alligators, penguins, so many types of fish I could not begin to count, beluga whales, sting rays, sharks, jellyfish, you get the point.
One exhibit had tiny shark that you could pet and a few sting rays. That was pretty cool. I learned that if the sting ray has somewhat buried itself in the sand it’s telling you to leave it alone.
We stuck around for a dolphin show that showed you how they trained them to do new tricks. I think the earlier shows were more entertaining and less educational (which is what we caught last time and it was awesome) but Jason enjoyed it and that was worth it, Ellie couldn’t hang any longer and knocked out right as it was starting.
By far my favorite part is a tank that is 63 foot long and is filled with sharks, whales, turtles, and various fish of all sizes. If you go to there website you can actually tap into a live feed for the tank, as well as a few other tanks. The awe on the kids faces is magical. We sat for about 10 minutes just watching.
They also had a 4D movie thing but I didn’t think Ellie would enjoy it so we decided to bypass it.
Have a safe and happy week!