A Day at the Texas State Aquarium.

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!

1Jon is by the whale’s tail fountain… per my request.

…and by the entrance waterfall.

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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.

2And… spreading his wings.

3Going to see the bird show.

4Big ol’ hawk… coming right at me.

5Then they brought out this big ol’ cat from Africa…

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Look how high this cat can jump!

7A better look at the hawk…

9And I found a friend…

8It 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.

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The Bald Eagle!!

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Talk about ruffled feathers! Look at this character!

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Then off to see the alligators…trying to get a picture for my niece who loses her marbles for alligators.

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He wasn’t shy… he swam right up to the glass to get a good look at me.

I was potentially his lunch. 😉

13…if only the glass wasn’t there.

Want to have nightmares for the rest of the week? Look at this.

15A 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…

1617I loved the river otters…

25For some reason they reminded me of my dogs. :)

28Here is one chomping on a sweet potato.

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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.

26Apparently Jon does not make a good pet either.

20I 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.

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They are always so happy looking.

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222423Here 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!

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  • http://www.checkcity.com Check Advance

    Thank yoou for sharing this great article. I love the aquarium and wish the one where I live was bigger. But you video clips were wonderful. I love dolphins too!!! And the river otters were so cute.

  • http://www.checkcity.com Check Advance

    Thank yoou for sharing this great article. I love the aquarium and wish the one where I live was bigger. But you video clips were wonderful. I love dolphins too!!! And the river otters were so cute.

  • http://www.allabout-aquariumfish.com/ Aquarium

    Nice aquarium photos. I always enjoy seeing those fish and how they swim around. I wish I could pay a visit to the state aquarium someday. Cheers.

  • http://www.allabout-aquariumfish.com/ Aquarium

    Nice aquarium photos. I always enjoy seeing those fish and how they swim around. I wish I could pay a visit to the state aquarium someday. Cheers.
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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ABBVG4BF6QCRJLS4T2PPDXCJQU Ingwar Hostwaks

    Greater resolution would be welcome, thus I could use the dolphin pictures as background on my laptop.

    But anyway it reminds me I should visit some aquarium again.