The day after the less-than-successful trip to Good Harbor Beach, I drove the children down to Connecticut to revisit the Mystic Aquarium.
As we waited in line at the ticket window, I began to regret my decision to leave the comfortable confines of my couch. Henry was in a teasing mood and Josie was in no mood to be teased.
It started with Henry taking Josie's hat ...
... and then not giving it back to her....
... and it ended with some angry words and a nice, big scene in front of the good people in Connecticut.
Maybe it's time for some blog honesty. It's not all fun and games around here.
Things picked up after we entered the Aquarium. We said hello to our favorite Baby Beluga:
and we found peace communing with the animals.
With a face like this:
How could you not?
Our favorite part had to be the tadpole bog:
Can you find the frog?
There were hundreds of tadpoles and frogs and it was fascinating to see them all and to listen to their noises. We probably spent more time walking through that exhibit than we did inside looking at the fish.
Although the fish were pretty great, too.
After Henry's year of Marine Biology, he was able to explain what we were seeing and to give us additional information about many of the creatures and marine life. I was really impressed with how much Henry knew.
After we had touched all we could touch and seen all we could see, we left the Mystic Aquarium and headed in the town of Mystic for lunch and a little shop.
Ours was not the longest trip ever, but it was fun.