She sells Sea shells by the Sea shore.

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We took a visit over to the Vancouver Aquarium today. The kids (thanks husband!) bought me a years membership for Mother’s Day! I’m looking forward to the excuse to get out to Stanley Park more often this year. Between the Aquarium, the Rose Gardens, the train the many other fun things to do with the kids, I’m sure there will be lots of garden pictures to come. Stanley Park is one beautiful place. Today though, I’m just focusing on the aquarium and my kids.

Hey look! Flowers!
I couldn’t help it. They were there to greet me at the entrance. Hmmm, well okay. A few more on the way from the car to the door! But really, next time I’ll delve more deeply into the beautiful gardens of Stanley park.

They even had some Hellebore still blooming!
But back to the Aquarium.The kids saw, were awed and amazed at the variety of animals they saw. Honestly, it hasn’t been that long since we were last here. A little over a year. That’s a long time in preschooler years!
I did manage to find some interesting and dangerous fauna while exploring!And so did the kids.She even got to get up close and touch some of it. I’m told Star Fish are prickly.Other’s we did not want to touch
Just look.Others felt the need to look at us. This fellow (?) was smitten with my girl. He hung around watching her and having some sort of psychic communications with her. She says there now friends. I don’t doubt it.After a little while he returned for her again. Spending another five minutes amazing my children.Over at the Beluga tank, the story was eerily similar. This Beluga came nose to nose with DD, and then proceeded to hang out and chill for a while. He must have known it was snack time. Sorry I didn’t get a picture of the surreal moment. I was busy feeding the baby and didn’t have the camera handy.
By the Tropical section DD was certain that she could call these sea creatures to her on command. After what I witnessed, I’m not to sure I disagree.
We finished up our adventure with a trip into the ‘hot’ room. There were lots of amazing plants and critters in here.
A sloth.
Bird (oh I’m so educational!)
Turtle (tortoise?)
And a few more tropical birds hanging around. I was a little disappointed not to see any butterfly’s. They usually hang out in the hot room, fluttering here and there. Maybe it’s a seasonal thing?

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3 comments on “She sells Sea shells by the Sea shore.

  1. Heather on said:

    Awesome pictures, I especially like the one of the dolphin. I forgot how much there is to see at the aquarium. Maybe a trip in on order.

  2. Mike on said:

    It’s a tortoise. Turtles are aquatic and tortoises are terrestrial.I’ve been carrying that tidbit of near useless information with me for decades. I’m glad I was finally able to share it with someone 🙂

  3. Laura on said:

    @Heather I love a day at the aquarium. It's a nice place to lunch with the kids!@Mike don't sell yourself short. You are a bounty of useless information 🙂 Tortoise, got it!

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