On Wednesday we went to the Downtown Aquarium. It was raining when we arrived, and continued to rain on and off during our visit. The aquarium is really neat. It is divided into several sections and has an area where the kids had the opportunity to touch rays, hermit crabs, and horseshoe crabs. I say opportunity because neither kiddo was that keen on touching real life animals!
Outside of the aquarium there were several rides for the kids to go on. The picture at the top of the post is on the train ride. The train went around the aquarium and stopped in the shark exhibit. Sharks are all around you. Very cool.
After hanging out at the aquarium, we walked to the Hard Rock Cafe and had lunch. Jimmy and I enjoyed it but the kids were too young to appreciate the memorabilia all around the restaurant.
We went back to the hotel afterwards and hung out in our room. It was pouring thanks to Dolly! Debbie and Jennie stopped by and visited with us for a while. We went to dinner and Jimmy and I tried fried pickles for the first time. We both decided that we would rather have our pickles plain! It was interesting to try something that we had heard so much about.