Monday, June 19, 2006

GB Activities

I mentioned that there is not a lot to do at Gorham's Bluff and since the two toddlers and one 10-month-old require consecutive 10-minute activities all awake hours of the day, we planned a trip to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. It was about an hour and half drive from GB to Chatty, which forced naps on the manic children and allowed the adults to complete some sentences. We made it through the fresh water then salt water buildings, ate lunch and were home in time to go to the pool before dinner.

At the Aquarium, they had one circular tank that was full of all the fish that were in the dentist's aquarium in "Finding Nemo." Genius. Brian had to crawl in the center tunnel with Henry though, so I got a good distorted picture of them.

Svea was more low-key and was fine with her bottle, looking at all the fish through the sun light.

There were a few points through the aquarium where you were allowed to reach your hand in the tank and use TWO FINGERS to stroke the back of a sturgeon or sting ray. Two fingers. Henry splashed waves so big in the sting ray tank that his entire shirt was wet for the rest of the tour.

Since our kids decide to wake up at 5:30am on vacations (every day) and breakfast is not served until 8:30am, Brian and I had to come up with ways to get them quiet and out of the house before they woke up Lydia. Mostly that involved dodging the goose poop to go tell the geese good morning, a few trips down the slide, kissing Svea's toes, and some loops on the "trikey-cycle." It had to be Lydia's trikey-cycle though. Henry's own would never do.

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