We were supposed to go to the mountains in Tahoe last week for ski week, but there was a huge snowstorm that hit, and we are unskilled in the ways of driving in snow. So much so that it kept us from attempting to drive up. So plan B went into effect. We rented a room at the Clarion because it had an indoor heated pool. The next day we spent the whole afternoon at the Aquarium. It was so much fun that I wasn't as bummed about missing out on the snow.
Hannah showed no interest in the water. She wasn't scared, or excited. Tobie and Emma are my water babies, and Miriam has always been a little afraid of it. Hannah on the other hand kept this poker face the whole time she was in the water.
This was Hannah's favorite part of the trip!
At the touch pools.
They had a corridor with glass walls and a glass roof that they would dump a lot of water over and it would spill into the tide pools behind the kids so you could actually see what it looks like when the tide comes in. Theo got a good first reaction from the kids when the water came down.
Emma was NOT in the picture mood. She kept getting mad at Theo when he would try to take her picture. This is my favorite, and every time she sees it she gets mad at us.
The jellyfish were my favorite!
At the shark tanks.
Those guys in the background were cleaning the bottom of the tank. They were wearing these wetsuits made out of iron mesh and there were 3 of them. One was cleaning the bottom and the other two had poking sticks and protecting the guy cleaning.
That's a big tuna!
The penguins were last and it was actually the one thing that kept the kids moving. I don't know why the idea of seeing the penguins was so fascinating to them, but it kept them going so I wasn't complaining. When we got there I think they spent about the same amount of time there as with any other exhibit.