09 February 2006

WORLD'S LARGEST AQUARIUM


really, I just wanted an excuse to write about the WORLD'S LARGEST AQUARIUM. because that's what we have in atlanta now-- the WORLD'S LARGEST AQUARIUM. and it must be written in all caps because if it's the world's largest then come on, a person's got to come correct and give propers. we visited last sunday, though only briefly because the joint sells out like, everyday. we went with the sole mission to get our photos taken for our season passes (manymanymanymany thanks, by the way, to my fabulous mom and pops-in-law for this most magnificent christmas present) but then (once we'd been frisked) we were in like flynn. took a little sneaky peek around and people, this place is The Shizz. we were only able to take in a fraction of the WORLD'S LARGEST AQUARIUM, but wow. moon jellies (lookie lookie here!) and entire schools of manta rays that seemed to be flying above our heads like a flock of birds (lookie lookie here!). as we were leaving, we heard the shrill sounds of seals, which caught us all a little off guard, judging from the bewildered looks on my children's faces. ava hasn't stopped with the when-are-we-going-back-I-need-to-go-back-I-need-to-see-the-jellies-plus-you-promised-me-a-treat-from-the-gift-shop-please-please-please-AREWEGOINGTOMORROWANDIFNOTTHENWHENAREWEGOING??? the child wants to go back and who can blame her? so do I. I plan on using the crap out of those season passes. after all, it's the WORLD'S LARGEST AQUARIUM. living the life aquatic is what I'm looking forward to.

9 comments:

  1. that is breath taking! wowzers, i wish we could visit that place.

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  2. THIS IS VERY COOL! i can only imagine what its like in real life. that tunnel looks amazing too and LOVE LOVE LOVE the images on flickr - especially the jellyfish one (it should be a promo shot!) how lucky for you to have seasons passes! we have to see this place one day!

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  3. how cool! my kids love the aquarium...we have to go again soon! Its been awhile.

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  4. andrea, those are the neztest pictures!! :) so beautiful. i could sit under that tunnel tank for hours and just watch! :)

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  5. oh isn't just an experience you'll never forget? i was just there this past weekend, sunday morning and stayed for like 4 hours. i took a whole roll of 35mm and hope that all come out as well as yours. everyone must go!!!

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  6. now there are two reasons to visit? the WORLDS LARGEST AQUARIUM and the WORLDS BEST RED VELVET CAKE :)

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  7. The aquarium is ever so cool a place, but there are no manta rays, or seals, there are however 100's of cownose rays, southern stingrays, black blotched rays, pink whiptail rays, yellow rays, moto rays, and california sea lions.

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  8. anonymous, I have visited the WORLD'S LARGEST AQUARIUM since I wrote this and discovered that my information was not completely accurate. I guess that's what happens when you rush through in 30 minutes with two young children.

    thanks for the lowdown, though. always appreciated.

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