Monday, August 08, 2011

Chattanooga Aquarium

So for the weekend we wanted to do something fun. When we first moved to Nashville, we took every weekend and did something "new" so we could learn all about Nashville. We kind of stopped doing that, so Bryan decided to do something new for the weekend! I was so glad he suggested it! WE drove 2 hours down to Chattanooga, TN! And we became members of the aquarium! I know it might seem a little weird, but we figured to become members because if we ever want to go back in the next will have paid for itself. So we did it! And this is supposedly the #1 aquarium in the nation! WE had a lot of fun going and seeing new places along the way...
For example: Georgia is on the way there. WE even got the signage to prove that we have now been in Georgia! ha ha ha

Kambria with the penguins!

The kids with the shark

A close up of the shark! I guess these are tiger sharks.
We even got to see a little diver show where they go in the water with the fish and sharks. The one diver is talking to the people while the other one has a bump stick to bump the sharks if they swim too close to the divers so that the sharks know that the divers are was pretty crazy!

Jelly fish

This is where Kambria got to stand up inside a tunnel and look more closely at giant spider crabs...

Then we went to the butterfly area...

This was definitely the photo op! i guess this cage was one the was used with great white sharks before and you can see how it is bent in the back...that was done in the ocean from a great white! WAY scary stuff for me to think about! People are crazy to even THINK about doing that!

more penguins!

The girls all matched because Kambria wanted us too!

And the boys matched!

This is a sting ray

A sting ray too!

This is where you can touch or pet the sting ray! Kambria loved putting her hands in the water!Weston not so much...he liked looking!

We saw more butterflies!they liked to land on the fruit strings.

Look its NEMO!

Petting sharks this time!

this is a shell of the largest sea turtle...

Afterwards, the kids wanted to play in the water! so we took their shoes off and rolled up the pants and they LOVED it!

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