Darlin’ it’s better, down where it’s wetter

Know what’s the best thing about the aquarium?

FISH ARE FRIENDS!

FISH ARE FRIENDS!

Everything.

It’s been a few months since I’ve been to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ, and since I had two free passes that expired at the end of 2012, it was time to get busy living going to the aquarium or get busy dying.  But really, I don’t need a big excuse to go.

I LOVE the aquarium. I love fish. Wait. Let me elaborate.

I have a tiny tattoo of a wave on my right ankle. I love the ocean and fish so much that I kind of have this secret fantasy that if I ever get another (or several other) tattoos, I could make them all fish and sea-related. And then, my body would sort of be like a walking “Under the Sea”-themed party.

…ok, I know, that’s a little much. But real-talk. They’re the best.

Sting Ray BAY!

Sting Ray BAY!

Adventure Aquarium is especially fun because just about every single section has a different ‘Please Touch’ area. Rubbing and feeding sting rays, tiny sharks. starfish, sea anemones, everything good and fun. And, if you have the opportunity to touch sea critters safely, I’d fully recommend inviting your little brother and sister. They’re the ultimate plus two.

Little Loveys

Little Loveys

Kiley and I even dressed for the theme.

Jellyfish and Jaws

Jellyfish and Jaws

We take aquarium visits seriously.

Highlights this time:

Hunter was attacked (he made it out alive).

Danger is his middle name.

Danger is his middle name.

It was pole-feeding Thursday, so they were feeding the sharks fishies on a pole. And we got to watch the CARNAGE.

Delicious fishies.

Delicious fishies.

The penguins (who weren’t handling the cold Camden weather too well.)

Note they're all cowering in the warm closet. Wusses.

Note they’re all cowering in the warm closet. Wusses.

ALWAYS my favorites, those creatures with tentacles.

Jellyfishing: The most dangerous game

Jellyfishing: The most dangerous game

We were traipsing through his garden. Sorry, bro.

We were traipsing through his garden. Sorry, bro.

And, of course, staring down sharks.

 

Come at me, brah.

Come at me, brah. 

He did not, in fact, come at me.

And, since it’s the season and all, Scuba Santa made an appearance.

Ho, Ho, glubbbb

Ho, Ho, glubbbb

Oh goodness.

The aquarium. I can’t get enough….

But, as I’ve been loafing at my family home for the past week and some change, it’s time to get my act together and head back to Philly. This New Year’s Eve isn’t going to celebrate itself…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Darlin’ it’s better, down where it’s wetter

  1. Fun times! The Milwaukee Zoo has a sting ray exhibit…I had to work up courage to touch a sting ray. Every time I’m at the ocean, I’m convinced there’s a great white just off shore, ready to bite! Last time I was at the GA coast, there was a kid fishing off the beach – I asked if he caught anything and his answer was: “Yes Mam – a hammerhead shark.” Me: “Right off the beach? I’m not going in there!!”

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