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6/23/2006

FISH OF UNUSUAL SIZE

Brian and I, our wives and kids (seven of them...kids, not wives), took a two day vacation together to Georgia's Aquarium this week. (Because Brian and I don't see each other enough already.) We got back last night and left this morning - Brian and I minus the wives and kids - for Nebraska.

Nothing beats two days of hotel swimming, junk food around the clock, and fish as big as mini vans. Nebraska doesn't come close...at least not yet. I'll let you know after the show tonight.

10 Comments:

Blogger GrovesFan said...

Sounds like fun!

Beth

6/23/2006  
Blogger Kat said...

Mmmm...vacationing with kids. Please tell me that stops being an oxymoron when they get a bit older.

We just got back from Sea World and between the exploding diaper in car in the middle of an 8 hour trip, the allergic reaction to an insect bite, the missed naps and resulting emotional meltdowns and, let's see...oh yes, the vomiting in the car, um..relaxing isn't quite the word that pops into my head.

We prefer to call them adventures. :-)

6/23/2006  
Anonymous jonbean said...

Shaun, I was at the show in Lincoln and thought it was a great show. Thanks for what you said. It was challenging and thought provoking, and I think I pulled a muscle while laughing. Thanks for that. My physical therapy bill is in the mail. Now while I love Nebraska and all, I'm sure that relaxing at the pool and aquarium is just a bit nicer than an ocean of corn. Thanks for coming though. It was a great night.

6/23/2006  
Blogger Jeffrey J. Stables said...

Glad you enjoyed the Aquarium and your trip south. And hey man, you need to let this Atlanta kid know next time you're down the street from me like that, and I'll buy you a coffee or something. In this computerized world, meeting someone face-to-face is an opportunity not to be passed by.

6/24/2006  
Blogger marianne said...

I believe I will be at the Georgia Aquarium next month. My kids will be excited to hear about all of the junk food. :-) Last summer we went to the Atlanta Zoo and melted so I'm pretty excited from looking at the Aquarium website. The pics don't look the least bit sweltering. :-)

6/24/2006  
Blogger stephen said...

Tell us about the aquarium. I hear it's something to behold. And it better be for what they charge for admission.....

6/25/2006  
Blogger Amy said...

yes, please more details on the aquarium. i love aquariums!! i lived in georgia for four years while going to college and there was no such thing then.....

6/25/2006  
Blogger Jeffrey J. Stables said...

Amy:
If my Latin doesn't fail me, it would be aquaria. Just a little language fun... :)

6/26/2006  
Blogger Shaun Groves said...

The aquarium is massive. The coolest parts for kids were "petting" stingrays and baby sharks and horseshoe crabs AND the deep sea exhibit (pictured in this post). There's a walk way - tunnel thing - that runs under the massive deep sea "tank". Going through it there are hundreds of huge fish like whale sharks (30 feet long) and schools of rays and massive carp swimming overhead.

After the tunnel comes a movie theatre screen sized glass wall. Through it you can watch hammer head sharks and more. The thing about the aquarium that is unlike anything I've seen before is the sheer number of fish at every exhibit...and the number of people you have to look around to see those fish. There's no waiting an searching to find a fish in a tank. There are hundreds of fish in every tank. I even wonder if that's not bad for the fish.

But it makes for a great visual.

Oh, and there's a 3D movie we watched too, costs extra, the kids liked. Check that out.

It's not cheap but how often can you see a fish with a five foot wide mouth? It's worth it.

6/26/2006  
Blogger Amy said...

It sounds GREAT!! that's so cool that there's a petting aquarium...ha ha. (like petting zoo)

Jeffrey...thanks for the correction. Aquaria sounds much cooler than aquariums anyway. :-)

6/26/2006  

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