We started the new year off with some nice family outings. On Sunday (New Year’s Day) we tried our hand at geocaching again. Much like on Christmas Eve we had a good time, but could not find the blasted treasure. Do we need a better GPS device than Paul’s phone? Are we poor lookers?? It was definitely kind of frustrating. On the other hand we “discovered” a really lovely marsh that we never knew existed. As we walked along the road to it the hundreds of geese on the water were disturbed by us and flew up into the air en masse.
We tried another destination in a nearby park and couldn’t find the treasure there either, but the kids were excited to play on the playground.
Today we headed down to the aquarium and had one of our best times ever. There is a new crocodile there, Mighty Mike, and they are remodeling and putting in a new exhibit, so next time we go there will be even more new stuff. Our favorites are the jellyfish, petting the stingrays, the big shark tank, the hippos, and the hammerhead sharks. The giant lobsters were more active than we’d ever seen before and all in all everything was beautiful and interesting. Do I have awesome underwater photographs? No, I do not because it’s near impossible to get a decent picture inside the aquarium. However, I did manage to get a nice picture of the biggest group of seashorses I’ve ever seen.