Monday, September 27, 2010

Vacation 2010: Day 1 – Shedd Aquarium

We started our vacation off with a splash at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. We were lucky enough to get there at 9:30 before the crowds and had no problems getting in and looking around. I had no idea the type of attraction this was, when we left at 1:00 there was a line all the way out the door down the huge stairs and out to the road – unbelievable!! IMG_0141The first thing we did was see the live Fantasea show. It wasn’t up to Sea World standards (not that I’ve ever been to Sea World) but it was good, and we enjoyed seeing dolphins jump, in person. IMG_0149After the Fantasea show we did the Planet Earth 4-D movie. This was definitely my favorite part. We tried to convince Treyton that when we got sprayed by the water it was actually elephant poop, he didn’t buy it.  IMG_0152Walking through the aquarium was good, it was starting to get a little crowded, but Tim was still able to make a good friend. It’s hard, but try to guess who’s who. IMG_0155The kids did a great job paying attention and looking at the exhibits, Treyton was really interested in what each fish was called. IMG_0164After the walk through the aquarium, we hit the Polar Playland, where the kids were able to take an adventure in a  pretend submarine. IMG_0171The best animal (by far) were the beluga whales. They had a baby beluga whale, that was super cute. Here’s a picture of the kids getting an up close and personal stare down with one of the beluga's. IMG_0175 IMG_0188  IMG_0143 Treyton and I both decided to be superhero’s this day. It may be a little confusing, we’re dressed as super man but giving the spider man sign… it’s all good!

We had such a great time at the aquarium, not the best aquarium, we enjoyed the one in Tennessee a little bit more, but still great.

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