|Market Street (or John Ross) Bridge behind the Tennessee Aquarium|
On our second day in Chattanooga, we visited the Tennessee Aquarium, which includes an "Ocean Journey" building and a second, "River Journey" building. No sooner did we embark upon our Ocean Journey than I realized: my camera card was full! I'd brought two extras on the trip, but they weren't on my person. Thankfully, neither good images nor good opportunities were lost; I just needed to take a moment and delete a bunch of junk from the card in my camera.
Here are some photos from our Ocean Journey:
|I think this is a Zebra Longwing.|
|Mocker Swallowtail, I think.|
|Mira with a Tawny Owl Butterfly|
|Clementine with the Tawny Owl|
|Japanese Sea Nettles, I think.|
|Cade and West Coast Sea Nettles|
|Charleigh, demonstrating why she was scared of the real shark.|
|Photo Credit: Erin Snyder|
I love this one of Cade, too. Just before I took it, I overheard him say to his baby brother: "I waited so long for you!" (Talk about a mama's heart melting!)
And here are my favorite photos from our River Journey:
|North American River Otter|
I'll be honest: as far as I'm concerned, an aquarium is an aquarium. The Tennessee Aquarium is a really nice one, though. Charleigh was completely done by the time we finished touring it, so we opted not to adventure further with our friends. I felt completely jealous for what we missed when, later, I looked at Erin's photos. But maybe next time. Or maybe, next time, Jim and I will leave the children with Nana and Papaw (and Aunt Sarah and Uncle Buck, Uncle Bernie and Aunt Renee, Rob and Sherry, or as many East Tennessee folks as it takes!) and have an adult adventure!
I have one more spring break post to share with you, and it might just be my very favorite.