We came here last year, so the girls knew just where to go. This is one of KT's favorite places since she's in LOVE with sharks.
Aren't they cute in their tie-dye shirts?
This is a game that plays on the floor - you have to squash the pumpkins as they float by!
For some reason there's dinosaurs in the aquarium???
Don't worry, that's not really an octopus wrapping Joss in it's tentacles!
They have several pools that you can lean in and touch the fish.
KT got to hold a boa, again! This one was a bit smaller then the one she held a week ago. This girl is not afraid of anything (gulp!)
Hey, look! It's Nemo!
They have a HUGE tank of rays you can feed and watch swim around. The girls each got a cup of shrimp to feed them, and these rays were HUNGRY! They splashed water over the edge
trying to get to the shrimp.
You can also feed the Koi. They sell little cups of fish food and food for some of their other animals.
All kinds of lizards - not my favorite thing. I sat on the bench and watched while John took them up close to see them. They sell lettuce that you can feed them, but they were already out.
Next up were the Lorikeets - the girls fed them nectar. Pretty birds, but they bite!!!
A big shark replica - KT's favorite!
Sharks in the water - KT kept trying to "pet" them. Uhmmmm....no. I was thinking about how I would have to explain to her parents about the missing fingers.... **shudder**
After the aquarium, we stopped at Sea Island for a seafood lunch - the girls had battered fried fish and fries - surprisingly they like them!
Then we stopped at the Dairy Queen for a little dessert! Nice way to cool off.
The girls got sea-themed earrings as their souvenir of the day! KT got rays, and Joss got mermaid tails.
Then home for a nice long swim! Whew! Busy day!
These girls have gotten so tan this summer!