Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Texas State Aquarium and USS Lexington

Woke up today and the sun was shining so we decided today was the day to go in to Corpus Christi to visit the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington. First stop was the aquarium. Great place to go! Would have loved to take Cain, Cara, and Brenna.....they would have had a great time.
The dolphins were great.....took lots of pictures of them. One was throwing a ball around and swimming after it. This picture was taken from inside in an underwater viewing area of them. Really cool!
This is an otter that was so cute. He didn't move the whole time we were there but I thought he was still cute.
They had lots and lots of tanks with every kind of fish imaginable. They also had a pond that had 15-20 small stingrays in it that you could actually put your hand in and touch them. Well worth the trip!
Walked down to the USS Lexington after going to the aquarium. Wow, what a big ship.....just never stopped to think how big these aircraft carriers have to be; but, they are huge. This is the entrance and we walked around inside of it on self guided tours for about 3 hours. They have tons of stuff to read and look at and I'm sure we weren't even allowed on but about a third of the ship. Very interesting!

On the way home we stopped at Kentucky Fried Chicken and you guessed it......Walmart!

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