Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Fish Stories

Today we went to the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks. We've got a short list of places we'd like to visit and things we'd like to do here in Oklahoma before we move and this was one of them. The aquarium is seriously overpriced. Even with a coupon it cost us just over $40 to get in. But hey, at least we can say we went once.

The girls got to feed lettuce on long poles to the snapping turtles. Danya was scared and wouldn't feed them unless I helped her hold the pole. She was afraid that the turtles would climb up the flimsy pole and bite her. Gloria on the other hand was fearless, as usual. Gloria was also the first to pet a starfish, touch a shark egg, and lay hands on a stingray. Danya waited until Gloria proved it was safe, then she touched them all.

We really enjoyed getting to watch the divers feed the fish and play with them. Walking underneath the shark tank was fun, too. I talked to Danya about the starfish and how they regenerate their arms. She also thought it was weird that the daddy sea horses have the babies. She stumped the lady working at the "hands on" stingray tank by asking what temperature the water needed to be for the stingrays. The lady said, "Uh, I'm not sure." Then she felt the water and said she thought it must need to be pretty warm. I bet the lady will find out the answer to that before asking the kids if they have any questions next time, lol!

Here's a link to the web page for the Oklahoma Aquarium

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