Saturday, February 27, 2010

Family Field Trip

Recently we had a family field trip day. I love these days even more than the regular field trips b/c Dave joins us. Our day started off iffy since the weather was unpredictable. We were afraid the roads might be icy so Dave took a trial run before we set out. Thankfully the roads were clear. The day itself was gray & cold but that didn't stop us. We packed up, piled in & headed out. It took us about 2 hours to drive down to Chattanooga. Our first stop was the Tennessee Aquarium.
We exited the elevator to find one of the employees putting away some legless lizards. She quickly offered to show them to us.


We had a long talk with her and learned a lot. We even got to touch it!

Next were the sting rays.
Aren't these patterns & colors amazing?

The kids love the touch tanks. They were allowed to pet the sting rays & the small sharks.
Here is Boo Bear touching a shark.


Adjacent to the touch tank area is the butterfly habitat. This is one of my favorites. The butterflies zoom all around and we get to see them up close.








I tried to get a group shot but the kids were way too wound up & goofy.

We took a little break to look out at the river & city.




Stopping to smell the flowers

I absolutely LOVE the penguins.



Bugs made a friend.

Hanging out with their buds.






How does he measure up?



In the shark cage. Lower er down Jacque!

SHARK!

What a facinating creature!

Peek-a-Boo!



Princess really enjoyed watching the fish.

Floor to ceiling tanks.


The caverns are one of our favorite spots.
They are so peaceful & beautiful.

Their new hideout.

After a couple hours in the aquarium we took a break for lunch before heading out to the Creative Discovery Museum. More pics to come!

4 comments:

Mama Teaching 2 said...

I am so jealous! I love aquariums!!!!

Heather the Mama Duk said...

Very nice aquarium. You got some amazing pictures!

Julia said...

Gorgeous pictures! Now I am really itching to get to the zoo and aquarium LOL

Rhonda said...

Those rays are just beautiful. WOW! It looks like a wonderful day had by all. Thank you so much for sharing.