Monday, July 21, 2008

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

We decided to take a day and play “tourist” in Atlanta. We rode the MARTA to the Georgia Aquarium and had a wonderful visit. God's creation amazed us once again.
Tim hams it up with former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young on the walk from the MARTA station to the aquarium. The route passes through Centennial Park, built for the 1996 Olympic Games.
Andrei attempts to pet a stingray in one of several petting pools at the Georgia Aquarium. This pool also contains bonnethead sharks.
One fish, two fish, over 100,000 kinds of fish in the Georgia Aquarium. By careful feeding, an aquarium docent explained to us, keepers are pretty successful at keeping fish from eating each other.
The stars of the Georgia Aquarium are four whale sharks. It is fitting that the world’s largest aquarium -- this tank holds 6.3 million gallons -- should have the world’s largest fish. People can get into the tank and swim along with these gentle giants if they are scuba certified and willing to pay the fee.

We went home and "slept with the fishes," dreaming of fish, fish, and more fish!

1 comment:

Janie said...

You are still a clown. Be good to see you in September, Janie