Indoor activities are always nice when the humidity is about to kill you :) Today we headed to Chatanooga, Tennessee to the Tennessee Aquarium and then to a really cool OLD (1894 I believe it said) carousel at Coolidge Park (LOTS of pictures).
The plants and flowers were breath taking.
Sakura and Daddy checking out the tidepool which had stingrays
Can I touch him Daddy?
Sakura couldn't quite reach, but Daddy did pet the stingray...so did Mommy and Papa
It says he doesn't bite, so I let Sakura stick her hands in this shark (to dry them off). I counted - all fingers were still present and accounted for!
Beautiful butterfly exhibit
Sakura watching the butterflies, she "flaps her wings" just like they do!
Hungry butterfly - this was a BEAUTIFUL butterfly, the inside of it's wings were the brightest blue, I waited for two different ones to open their wings, but they weren't cooperating with me!
Sakura's new spot to carry/wear her sunglasses, look closely
Daddy and Sakura made a friend at the aquarium, the gentleman standing beside Daddy and Sakura was blind (see cane), and he was asking Dean to describe all of the sharks to him - then he would ask if one was coming this way, this lasted quite a while. The man in the lighter blue shirt ended up "talking" to the gentleman, but thankfully he didn't make him leave - because we saw him later in another area having someone describe what they saw. It was sweet!
Time to feed the sharks!
I wish I could remember the name of this amazing thing, I took several pictures of them, they were SO cool!
Who doesn't love a clown (fish that is!)?
Another favorite of mine, Seahorses!
Sakura wanted NO part of being "inside" the aquarium, she wanted DOWN MOMMY!
What did Sakura ♥ at the aquarium - the same thing that is Mommy's VERY favorite!
Here is what she missed - never smile at a
We walked around the shops, etc. then headed over to Coolidge Park for the carousel!
Daddy and Sakura heading to the carousel
Still VERY tired - Sakura rode a horse first ...