Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Chattanooga Aquarium

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The aquarium offers a journey through two buildings. One building is devoted to River and the other building is devoted to Ocean.  The River Journey fascinates visitors with river otters, turtles, alligators, giant catfish and thousands of freshwater wonders.  The Ocean Journey delights guests with penguins, sharks, butterflies and often scuba divers who interact with guests. 

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We began in the Ocean Journey building. We started by checking out the stingrays.

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We even got to pet the stingrays!

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The next part of the Ocean building was butterflies.

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The kids were so excited to catch a butterfly on their finger!

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There were so many pretty butterflies!

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Next up were the penguins. We had good timing because the keeper

was feeding the penguins when we were there so she was able to tell

us all about the penguins.

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Next we went to the River journey building.

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The kids loved laying in the domes to look at all the pretty fish.

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Look Mom! I’m in the River!

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Kyler handing out beside the fish.

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Kyler beside the fish and a huge turtle shell.

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Outside the Aquarium they have these awesome little water paths that kids can play in.

The kids just love playing in the them! The bad part is that there isn’t any shade close to the

little waterways so I have watch from afar while Cody is up close.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Chattanooga

After all my Dr appts we drove down to Chattanooga. We stayed at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, where we got to sleep in a retired train car! They kids absolutely loved it! The next morning we woke up early and went to the Chattanooga Aquarium. After the Aquarium we headed home.

“Sleep aboard an authentic train car!  Traveling across the nation by private railroad car was the height of luxury in the early 1900's.  The railroading excitement of a bygone era is still present onboard one of our 48 Victorian train car hotel rooms at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel complex.  Where else can you overnight in a beautifully restored Victorian train car?  Although you may be reminded of a past era while staying aboard our rail cars, you will have all of today's conveniences.  All traincar hotel rooms offer high speed wireless internet access.  Each car includes a queen size bed, and some cars also have a daybed with a pull out trundle bed.  The only thing missing from your night in a Victorian Train Car is the "clickety-clack" of the rails!”

 

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The inside of the train car. Ella and I slept on the bed. Kyler slept on the twin size bed and Daddy slept on the pull out trundle bed underneath Kyler.

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The train car on the left was the one we slept in.

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                                                                                        Yep, I was tired!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Nashville Zoo

On our last trip to Nashville we decided to visit the Nashville Zoo. It was a nice zoo, however it was VERY spread out. Everything was so far apart, which meant  alot of walking for this mama, which was a little rough on me. The weather was pretty nice so that made it a little more bareable. However, after the zoo Ella and I went back to the hotel and took a 3 hour nap!

 

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Ella checking out the fish.

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Kyler and Ella checking out the animals in the petting zoo.

 

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They even had a carousel, which was a hit with the kids!

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I loved that they had these little domes within the exhibits.

 

 

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Kyler kept asking me to take his picture with various animals. He was so cute:) I love that kid!

 

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A cute brother/sister pic.                A sweet kiss between siblings.           And now we wipe that sweet kiss off!

 
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