Monday, February 23, 2009

Virginia Beach

A big plus in our gymnastic travels is making mini vacations out of the trips. Our most recent meet was in Virginia Beach. Normally, we would not vacation in Virginia Beach in February. My kind of beach weather is 85 degrees and sunny. Wind chill of 20 degrees, to me, does not make a beach trip enjoyable. However, we knew this would be the scenario this trip, so we found other nautical enjoyment in the area. The Virginia Beach Aquarium.

Even though this aquarium was tinier than we expected we did manage to have a great time. I think I need to realize that not all aquariums can measure up to "the ultimate Shedd Aquarium in Chicago".

The best, by far, at this little place was the stingray petting pool. These little guys would come up to the edge of the tank like little puppies!! Anna was thrilled!! I think she would have brought one home if allowed!!

This aquarium was undergoing some remodeling but we were able to see some other neat exhibits. The otters and baby seahorses were favorites of ours.
We ended the visit with taking in the 3D movie "Under the Sea". Freaky at times but overall an amazing video!! I admit I did have to take my glasses off when the shark came at my head!!!

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