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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Aquarium Of The Pacific

Last week, Lucas and I visited the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach with my friends Colleen and Wendi, their two little boys and my sister.

It was not my best mommy day. I was on day four of Lucas' dad being away and my patience was shot and nerves were fried. It was hot and very crowded and Lucas refused to eat and proceeded to scream his way through lunch. All he wanted to do was run around and be free of the stroller. Who can blame him, right?

Lucas loved being up close and personal with the sting rays and friendly sharks, but a 13 month old doesn't quite understand the command "gentle, two fingers only".

The water-squirting playground was a huge hit with all the boys, but
next time, I'll bring a towel and a change of clothes. For both of us!

It's a beautiful aquarium and home to over 11,000 ocean animals
and I highly recommend it if you are traveling to southern California.

The sea otter exhibit was our favorite. It was a lot of fun and dare I say, soothing to watch the silly energetic otters swim back and forth in their habitat.

The best is yet to be.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Gigi said...

I find that age to be really hard to take kids out and about...they don't want to be confined to their stroller and they are ALL over the place. Kudos to you for makin gthe effort :)

I love otters, though!

August 8, 2010 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Despite Lucas's unfortunate mood, I still had a blast there with you guys! I love looking at fish and all those sea animals that I thought I ever did!
: )

August 8, 2010 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger KLZ said...

I really want to go there, with or without my kid.

August 8, 2010 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Oh, those outings can be SO hard when they are young and just having an "OFF" day! Glad you were with friends, which makes it that much more fun and bearable!

August 8, 2010 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger liz said...

That's so fun! It's a good drive from here to find an aquarium of any sort.

August 8, 2010 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

We were just talking about taking Tater there! I haven't been there in years even though I love it.

August 9, 2010 at 11:37 AM  

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