Oct 8, 2015

Day #9

What a day! First we went to the 2nd of the 3 North Carolina Aquariums. After falling in love with Roanoke Island Aquarium last year I couldn't wait to see the other two that they own. On our way into the aquarium we had a coyote cross in front of the van. This is a pretty populated area so that surprised us. What a way to start the animal part of the day haha.
Just from the outside it looked like a nice place. Boy my first impression was right. This is now my new favorite aquarium and that's saying a lot since I love so many different aquariums. When we walked in we were told it was national octopus day. They gave us each this little picture with a type of octopus and we had to search through the aquarium to find info on our octopus. They had put information signs throughout and it was so much fun to look for our type of octopus and learn everything we could along the way. All the exhibits were very well done and the signage was fantastic. It was just fantastic after fantastic. Jeremiah fed a tank full of trout. We got to listen to a speaker and did a lot of learning. We also go to talk to a diver in the large living shipwreck tank...
I can't even explain everything we got to see and do. We ended up being there for 4 hours! It was a wonderful time!! After all that fun we went to Fort Macon...
It was very educational and we really learned a lot. They had a fantastic movie that told all the history of the fort. We watched it and then walked through the fort to see everything in person. What an amazing educational day. Feels like we walked 30 miles but it was so worth the pain to have all the fun we had. What a day!

10 comments:

  1. Great day! What a lot of fun at the aquarium and very cool at the fort.

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  2. I'm so pleased to hear you had such a fantastic day. And look at the blue sky to go with it! You must have gone back the the hotel on such a high! Hope you managed to get some sleep after all that excitement! :)

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  3. Fun & educational trip, I love it!!

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  4. National Octopus Day? Who knew? Sounds like you are having a wonderful holiday.

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  5. I'm tired just reading about it! But I am sure it was worth it! Hugs!

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  6. I love the sound of National Octopus Day. What a fun time you had! Sounds great.

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  7. Isn't it great when you go some place new and it turns out to be really extra special? I'm so pleased you had such a wonderful day.

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  8. National octopus day...... How cool is that.

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  9. That sounds like so much fun!

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