Wednesday, February 22, 2006

In the midst of the madding crowd

Today Penny, Diane, Andrea and I ventured into Atlanta to explore the new Georgia Aquarium. And we weren't the only ones. At least six thousand other people seemed to have the same idea. Seriously. Well, it didn't help that it was a rainy day and a vacation week to there were HORDES of kids screaming through the place...and wall to wall parents jostling in their wake, wrestling strollers and such. But we still managed to have a pretty fun time -- until about the last hour when the crowds seemed to squeeze the sanity from our souls. I felt like a sardine!

My favorite part was the Leafy Sea Dragons. They were like seahorses except they looked like leafy plants...InCREDIBLE! I had never heard of them before! They were SO NEAT. It's a plant! No! It's an animal! And a DRAGON, at that. MAN!

My other favorite part was the Beluga Whales. They were strangely sinuous and graceful.

Andrea managed to touch most of the inhabitants of the Aquarium...but I'll let her tell you about that. I touched a star fish.

I took a bunch of video and perhaps one of these days, a video post will magically appear. So keep checking back.

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