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Under the Sea

25 March 2013

Under the sea 
Darling it's better
Down where it's wetter
Take it from me.
Up on the shore they work all day
Out in the sun they slave away
While we devotin' 
Full time to floatin' 
Under the sea 

On Saturday we took a trip to the aquarium here in Myrtle Beach. It's a Ripley's Aquarium and I wasn't sure what it would be like. These are the people who brought us the 'Believe It or Not' museum - essentially an entire museum devoted to all things freakish. Plus, after having gone to places like the Georgia Aquarium, it is hard for a smaller aquarium to compete. All in all, it was small, but not too shabby. It's in our city, which was a win and we had free tickets to boot. 
 We started by going through an 'under the sea' type tunnel.
 There were plenty of sharks...
...up close and personal. 
There were also a few sea turtles, which was pretty cool...
...and plenty of fish. 
 We also saw a pretty cute little girl...
...who loved looking at it all. 
But sometimes sweet little girls just want Daddy...
 ....she loves him so! 
 Next we went to an area where you could touch Horseshoe Crabs. 
 This was probably Karis' favorite part of the day. 
 She had no fear at all in touching it. 
 And she loved playing in the water...
...because this girl LOVES the water!
 Just in case you were wondering what the heck a Horeshoe Crab is, here you go.
Next to this pool was an exhibit about water reservoirs/pipe systems or something like that. 
 Basically it was just a place for Karis to play. :) 
 Then there was this giant fish like in Finding Nemo. I have no idea what it's called, but I'm sure you recognize it. 
Kids can climb inside and play in it though. 
 Karis was a big fan of that too.  
 Now she's ready to come out...
 ...down the slide, er, tongue. ?!?
Leave it to my daughter to find an iPad everywhere we go! 
 Next, Miss Independent took off up the stairs.   
 Upstairs there was another 'touch' pool...this time it was stingrays. 
It was a little harder for her to reach these because the water was so much deeper.  
 That didn't stop her from having a good time. I remember doing this same thing at Sea World when I was little. 
 This girl would not have hesitated to jump in the pool. 
 We took so many pictures that I've actually divided our aquarium trip into two posts. Stay tuned for more...coming soon! 

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