Thursday, March 10, 2011

Aquariums rock!

This past weekend we decided at the last minute to go to the aquarium. We were there when the doors open, so there weren't many people there yet. We had a great time wandering around and trying to find the critters when they were hiding. Cause everyone else is doing it, I took a few pics.

OK, I am going to confess something....sea horses freak me out. I can't figure out why. There were all sorts of them there, but every time I looked closely at them I'd shudder!
Penguins are an all time favorite of mine! A couple were hiding out - just not in the mood for visitors I guess. But Mr. Penguin in the middle was showing off and doing a show of how purty he is. I loved the guy that was lounging on the tree enjoying the sun though.
I could not believe the vivid color on these flamingos! The picture definitely does not do them justice.
Then I saw DORY! And I got all excited. My husband looked at me and said, "uh, who is Dory?". Who is Dory? Really?!? 
Frogs. Lots of frogs, but these were particularly neat. 
Then my FAVORITE! Manatees!!! I don't really know why I like them so much. I think it's their demeanor and how they just do da do along. I laughed when the one came cruising by on his back!

I am feeling tired this week. I think the raging hormones are contributing to this, so I cut back a bit on my workouts. I have my longest training run this weekend---11 miles. I am trying to get my mind in a good place about it. There's a 15K race that I could swap (I think - 9.3 miles), but my concern is that I'm an idiot and I might "race". So, I'm still thinking about what's best...17 days!!!


Leslie said...

I love love LOVE manatees. There is a place in Florida...Crystal Springs I think...and they take you to SWIM with manatees. I want to do that so very badly.

Beth Ann said...

Beautiful pics! Looks like fun!

Justawallflower said...

How fun! and wonderful pics! Thanks for sharing.

Ronnie said...

Leafy sea dragons! I love those things, they're so pretty. :) And the manatees, too.