Me and B and the Sea!
I am not sure what the best part was. Caressing the sting rays and sharks was pretty divine! Brenda was timid at first but after she touched the first one, her hand remained in the water.
They were totally cool. Several of them really liked being pet and so they would circle around and come right back to us. It took all my will power not to just sneak inside the tank and sit in the middle of them! I am sure no one would have noticed me.
Then we found out she had been a rescue. She had been caught in a fishing net off the coast of South Africa. When I found out they rescued her, instead of just killing her as many do, I could have cried. She was rehabilitated in South Africa and then moved to Atlanta and is the only manta ray to be in an U.S. aquarium ever!
She totally ROCKS! I am totally in love with her. I could have sat and watched her all day. I think she is one of the most magnificant creatures I have ever seen.
The tropical fish were fun and very colorful. Brenda liked the yellow ones and I liked the purple ones. They reminded me of the fish I saw when I snorkled in Cuba and Hawaii. You can pay to snorkle in this tank... very cool... would make a great date!
Then there was lunch. We shared a Sprite, shared some fries, and shared some chicken tenders... Brenda keeps calling "chicken" "kitchen" and so she was telling me how yummy the "kitchen" was and we both laughed pretty hard. And she is super cool because she loves mustard like I do and so we both ate it on our fries and our kitchen... I mean chicken. :0)
After lunch we played in the gift shops. I could have taken one of every stuffed thing they had!
Brenda is a Nemo fan and she will kill me for posting the fish lips shot but I love it!
So here is the one she prefers.
The Beluga whales were not there since the aqaurium is building a dolphin exhibit... where you can ALSO PAY AND SWIM WITH THEM!!!!!!!!! So that was disappointing but the whale sharks were glorious as were the hammerhead sharks and other amazing sea creatures.
This morning was amazing. It's officially one of my favorite memories with Brenda. Hope you enjoyed the "little" peek into our morning delights!