My husband buys a ton of soda to stock the store in the teacher's lounge at his school. With the Coke Rewards points he's accumulated we were able to get two free tickets to go to the Adventure Aquarium in NJ today.
Now, the last time I went to an aquarium it was the one in Baltimore and every time I go I'm miserable. The lines are long, the parking is expensive and it's harder than heck to get a glimpse of a fish. We had the opposite experience today. It was easy to get to and park and there weren't as many people so we didn't have to fight for viewing space. I highly recommend a visit if you're in the area. They also have a really nice children's garden that was adjacent and we would have gone for the $3.50 extra if the weather was nicer.
Here are some of my favorite photos from the day. BTW, it's really hard to take a decent photo of a fish. They don't like to hold still!
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Small shark, can't remember the name. I would call him eclipse shark.
This guy liked his picture taken:)
I really loved the sharks. Could watch them all day!
Phoggy Philly across the river.
Gorgeous oak leaves outside.
One of my favorite photos taken on the sidewalk. I love ginkgo leaves!
I when we were walking through the food court area, near the entrance, I saw a little sparrow that was frantically beating herself against the window trying to escape. To the shock of many of the other visitors, I was able to catch her and release her outside. Poor little thing sat in my hand for a few seconds before flying off! Bye, bye birdy!