Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring Break 2012 - Georgia Aquarium

The children and I drove to Atlanta to visit the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca Cola last week during Spring Break.  After getting ALL turned around trying to find the 'official' parking garage (for which I paid ahead of time online, so I was bound and determined to find it, doggoneit!), we finally made it to the aquarium.  Thankfully, it really wasn't as packed as it could have been.  We didn't arrive until noon (when you purchase tickets you have to reserve a time before which you cannot arrive) which may have helped our cause.  So, we started out with a bite to eat and then made our way to the exhibits.

It was pretty cool to be walking through this tank of saltwater fish.  We felt like we were IN the aquarium with them.

These bubble windows always make me dizzy, but Mac and Flat Fred didn't seem to mind.  Check out that shark!

Olivia was all about posing for a few pictures.

The kids crawled through the tunnel in the freshwater tank.

Trying to pet the stingrays.

The beluga whales were just magnificent.  It's hard to believe their itty bitty tales (see the very right hand side of the photo) can maneuver those massive bodies.

Love the anemone... so bright and colorful (which you cannot see from the picture).

Olivia and one of the many themed dolphins in the courtyard outside the aquarium.

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