There are river otters at the Living Planet Aquarium! So, we had to go :) It had been a long time anyway. Honestly, the aquarium here is great for a land locked aquarium, but having lived in Oregon for years and going to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Seattle Aquarium it doesn't even compare. They are expanding and moving into a new space so hopefully it will only get better. But, nothing beats driving to the coast for some Mo's clam chowder, touring the aquarium and then heading down to the docks in Newport to see the wild sea lions :) This spring, when we drive Aspen's car back to her, I am taking Willow to see all of these great things! It has been 4 years, way too long!
|so, you can't really see from this picture but those little glowing balls on top of the water are eyes from these fish that have 4 eyes and swim near the surface :)|
Then it was time to check out the otters!
Willow wanted to feed the Sting Rays so we got her signed up. She was a pro!
They are like vacuums and just suck the fish out of your hand.
|Seahorses are always cool :)|
|We got to see them feed the octopus too! She turned bright red and grabbed the fish.|
|The bird eating spider was molting..she is huge!|
|Willow wants a pet cockroach...no thank you!|
Willow took my camera at this point...
Then they had this guy out. Willow loves snakes...what am i saying, she loves all animals. She wants to be a wildlife biologist as of now...
After the aquarium, I had an acupuncture appointment so Willow came along. The treatment room is so relaxing that she drifted off to sleep in one of the chairs :) I seriously had a really hard time waking her up! oh, how I love my acupuncture :)
We had such a great day. Especially since I have been "under the weather" so to speak, for weeks now and feeling the need to get out of the house! But more to come on that later ;)