Two young 50-something females. One big adventure exploring the Americas. Have liquidated everything they own and packed a Saturn Vue with bare necessities to set out on this journey. Planting seeds at each juncture symbolizing their new growth. With an open mind and heart, ready to get a true view of this world.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fish Fun

The weather has not improved this morning, so we opt for more of an indoor excursion. After a nice swim in the Hampton's indoor pool and a great little breakfast, we venture around the corner for an aquarium encounter. Part of the exhibits are outside, but the majority in, so we make our way between the two venues depending on the moody weather.

Sea lions are active today and interact with much vigor while the penguins are equally entertaining. A marsh trail provides glimpses of some pretty large frogs, we're talking some big boys here! Beluga whales give an animated performance, as well. All of the outside habitats are quite active despite the gloomy weather.

The inside exhibits have a wealth of options, as well. Some incredible images are experienced here. Sharks, stingrays, eels, and jelly fish are in abundance. There are several hands on stations, as well, providing a terrific opportunity to touch the rays and sharks alike. We manage to accomplish both acts. The rays are spongy, the sharks more like sand paper. These actions are very popular with the younger audience this place is particularly geared, and watching their reactions is a show in itself.

It is just what we need for the rainy morning and after a couple of hours exploring, we head to the waterfront for a delightful lunch at the S&P Oyster Company. A beautiful view of the seaport is afforded from every table and a creative menu offers many options. We are more than pleased with our choices of a tarragon lobster salad and swordfish tacos. Fun and festive drinks accompany our meals and the gloomy weather brightens indeed!

If ever a place was suited for not picture perfect weather, it's Mystic. Lucky for us, this is where we've landed!

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