So we stopped to get ice cream yesterday (delicious tillamook ice cream) and were asking all sorts of questions to the girl behind the counter about what there is to do in Newport, Oregon. She said you can check out the harbor or the lighthouses, go to the beach, or for a younger group I would suggest the aquarium. Little did she know what enthusiasts my family is about creatures and wildlife. So here are just a few pics to show just what little kids my family is when it comes to sea creatures and the aquarium!
Well if we aren't a big enough freak show, we decided to all line up and compare our, as Patrick would say, "freakishly long arms" to the wingspan of birds.
Tidepools are amazing. Lucky for us this was a touch tide pool with starfish, sea anenome, crabs, and my personal favorite the sea cucumber. There were about 10 other families that came and went while mine sat asking questions about everything from the bell jellies we found washed up on the beach to how starfish digest their food. We learned a lot and touched just about everything in the pool, lucky for us we have long arms... :)
The whole fam got to pet sharks and sting rays. I love the sting ray eyes, so cool looking. Just some more of life's little pleasures.
The Sharks - Patrick spent the whole time in the tunnel making whale noises. I have never seen so many weird looks, its not like he is easy to miss.