From my sweetie for Christmas, I received tickets to the new Aquarium in Scottsdale, Odysea. And what a sight to see!!! We decided to go on a Tuesday and miss the crowds; we were smart.
Doug met us there!
Our first stop when we got in was the bathroom. There is no mirror in there. Why? Because it’s a huge window into the aquarium. Many sharks joined us as we washed our hands. Cute little guys, aren’t they?
Up we went to the first part.
Turtles. I find them adorable in all of their slowness.
Only to then find the alligators. They were sleeping and we could not get them to blink; yes we tried.
And guess who else was sleeping? Wait, a sloth was sleeping!? We knocked reeeeeally hard too! Nada.
So, off to see the birds. Yes, at an aquarium, they have toucans. Two, actually. Ricky and Lucy.
I had a moment with (I would think, Ricky?)
Tatum and I had to discuss what book we saw Toucans. Puffin Pete, Tot!
Onward, soldiers. Let’s find those penguins. But first, the piranhas. Do you think they would enjoy the Tot for a snack? EEK!
Tot had a moment now with this huge catfish. I think she was measuring.
The otters were a warm-up to the penguins. They were all cuddled up at the window trying to see Tot.
Seriously? A spatula fish? That is quite the rostrum.
How would you like to have a nose shaped as a kitchen tool?
Are we at the penguins yet?
Nope. We have anemones to pet. I had to start.
He’s talking to us. Such a friendly fellow.
Tatum then wanted to measure. But where did she go?
No, you are taller than them, Tot!
They had a fancy fountain which you could manipulate. That was so fun. And wet.
Remember Light Bright? How about a life size one!?
Off to see the octopus! Doug called him Mr. Tangley. He was definitely leggy!
Next we just enjoyed seeing the various colors; honestly, God is so creative.
We enjoyed the 3 D about the humpback whale and the living carousel. I was in awe of the beauty of the sea lions too. Just like little missles underwater. Such grace.
The focus started to wane once Tatum whispered, “Mommy, can I have baby?”
All things STOPPED> WHAT!!???? Baby! Thank Jesus that Doug had pictures so we could look through and see the last place he was with us. The beginning!! SO we retraced our steps back to the entrance and guess what!? Someone turned the little buddy in!!! Praise the LORD. I think we’ve lost baby at every attraction we’ve attended. You think I’d ask her to keep him in the car. Sheesh.
Well, we ended up just leaving then and sweet Doug bought a membership so we could back again VERY SOON. (and not rush!) Hooray. I will bask in it since the ocean and sea life are my happy place.
So much fun. Thank you for treating us, Honey. XO