When we went to San Francisco, I really wanted to go to the aquarium there. It’s been years since I’ve been to one, and I just think that they are so neat. Well, when we got to the aquarium in San Francisco, it was closing. :( Poor planning on our part. Anyway, when one of you readers mentioned the aquarium in your recommendations, it was on our “maybe” list–something to do if we had enough time.
Well, with our flight not leaving until 2:20 p.m., we decided to get up a little extra early this morning so that we could get to the aquarium, spend a few hours there, and then head back to the hotel, pick up our stuff, and travel to the airport.
We got down to the aquarium right after it opened.
Anyway, we went right into the exhibits to make the most of our time there.
I didn’t get any good pictures of them because they move so damn fast, but the penguins were so much fun. LOVE the penguins.
A cute little side story… We were in an exhibit area where there were scuba divers in the tanks with the fish to feed them, clean the tanks, etc. This little girl standing next to me says to her father, “A diver, like in Nemo!” Her father responds, “Yes, but this is a nice diver.” The little girl says, all serious, “Yeah, a nice diver. Nemo’s diver was mean.” :) Made me laugh.
We had an absolutely wonderful time in Chicago. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a long weekend getaway… or even if you have longer to spend there. I’m sure you won’t run out of things to do. I honestly think Chicago has surpassed NYC on my list of favorite cities. There’s just something about Chicago that I like better, but I can’t really put my finger on it. I’d go back in a heartbeat. Who knows… maybe next year!
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.