Monday, May 18, 2009

Newport Aquarium

As always, moving makes you try and squeeze in everything that you had not gotten around to doing yet in the area before you leave. I had always wanted to go to the Newport Aquarium since I heard so many good things about it, so I convinced Marion to take the little man and I down there on Sunday.

We discovered that the aquarium is acutally part of a bigger area in Newport called Newport on the Levee that has lots of neat shops and restaurants. So we decided to stop and grab lunch at Johnny Rocket's before we headed to the aquarium. (Best chocolate peanut butter shakes EVER by the way!) The waitress gave Michael a cook's hat to wear while we were there, and he at least kept it on long enough so we could get pictures!

After all our stomachs were full, we headed to the main attraction. It was fun watching Michael just stare at the fish in the first few rooms with those huge eyes. I don't think he knew what to think of them! Once he got tired of looking at the fish, back to his stroller he went and actually behaved very well while Marion and I enjoyed the rest of the exhibits.

After we were done at the aquarium, we walked around the levee for a little bit enjoying the little bit of sunshine that day. There were street performers playing some instruments in the square, and Michael even went and joined them for a few minutes!!

Gotta love family days....we don't get many.

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