We have been members of the Texas State Aquarium for an entire year (which includes annual passes) and we have only been once. Last January. So before our passes expired at the end of the month…we decided we better go again. I am so glad that we chose to go on a weekday! There was hardly anyone there!
Jon is by the whale’s tail fountain… per my request.
…and by the entrance waterfall.
Isn’t it funny how girls like to take way more pictures than guys? haha… Hence, Jon having to pose by everything. He’s a good sport about it though.
Jon in front of the USS Lexington… which you can see from the aquarium.
And… spreading his wings.
Going to see the bird show.
Big ol’ hawk… coming right at me.
Then they brought out this big ol’ cat from Africa…
Look how high this cat can jump!
A better look at the hawk…
And I found a friend…
It kept staring at me and I could just hear ruffling feathers behind my back… I thought I was going to be attacked by a barn owl! haha It sure was pretty though.
The Bald Eagle!!
Talk about ruffled feathers! Look at this character!
Then off to see the alligators…trying to get a picture for my niece who loses her marbles for alligators.
He wasn’t shy… he swam right up to the glass to get a good look at me.
I was potentially his lunch. 😉
…if only the glass wasn’t there.
Want to have nightmares for the rest of the week? Look at this.
A bird eating spider. Yes. BIRD. EATING. It is the largest spider in the world…and this picture does not do it justice.
Let’s clear our mind of that visual with some sea creatures…
I loved the river otters…
For some reason they reminded me of my dogs.
Here is one chomping on a sweet potato.
The river otters in action!
I love watching them swirl and twirl all around! That’s exactly what I would do if I were an otter.
Apparently Jon does not make a good pet either.
I didn’t know if I should interpret his yawn as a sign of an impeding nap…or boredom from waiting for the dolphin show to start.
Love, love, love the dolphins.
They are always so happy looking.
Here is a little clip of the show…sorry for the amateur quality… it was with my camera. haha
It was definitely a fun day at the aquarium!