Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Georgia Aquarium

With my brother in town for one day, I decided the Georgia Aquarium would be a great trip! Jim and I hadn't been yet, so that's what we decided. We just bought general admission tickets for $26 a piece, but it gets you in and you can see all of the exhibits! Also bought a pre-paid parking pass for a discout, which is nice as well. It was really a fun day!

The Ocean Voyager tank is AWESOME!! This is where the whale sharks are and 2 manta rays and all manner of fish! It's just cool watching them feed the whale sharks with their 4 foot wide mouths, yes 4 ft. wide!! They don't eat the other fish at all.......they are vegetarians!
This is from below in the tunnel!
There are all sort of aquatic displays. The tropical reef is also gorgeous! The fish are just beautiful! They come in so many shapes and sizes and colors!

This picture does not do it justice! Of course you are looking through 8 inches of acrylic! The Aquarium is an amazing building feat as well. All of that water is amazing and heavy!  Their filtration system can filter the water in the big tank (Ocean Voyager) in an hour! For those of you that you have had fish tanks in your life understand the immense size of a filtration system like that!!

Jimmy wanted to feed the sting rays, so we were at the touch exhibit that you can feel the sting rays and the small sharks and I got this picture of him feeding.

And the Beluga Whales are also gorgeous! Beautiful!

So that is Jimmy and Janet standing there just watching and it was their 24th wedding anniversary! It was a great day and when we finished with the Aquarium we took them to the Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, GA for good old southern cookin!

Happy Anniversary Jim and Janet! Love you both and wish you many more!!

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