The shark tank ran several floors high. You started at the top and worked your way down a spiral ramp viewing the sharks as they swam past large windows. I was watching the sharks travel but I couldn't get up close to any of the windows because of the people. In one corner there was an open window with no one standing in front of it. There were also no sharks travelling in front of the window. I knew that if I waited, my patience would pay off. So I stood patiently for just a minute or two, and, BOY, was my patience rewarded. A shark swam past the window, did a u-turn and brought his face right up to the window! It took my breath away. The pictures below are from the walls around the shark tank. There were silhouettes of sharks illuminated from behind. They were really striking.
After the sharks we went to the dolphin tank. It was so much fun to watch them jumping out of the water just for fun. We were able to go below the pool and watch them swimming under the water. There were a couple families there while we were watching the dolphins. T-Bone and I were sitting on a carpet-covered bench just watching the dolphins swim past our eyes when I felt a little person snuggling up to me. It has been 11 years since I've had a little person that small so I knew it wasn't one of my boys. I looked down to see a little girl in a purple sparkly t-shirt and tutu hugging me. She looked up and whispered "I'm Cassie." I whispered, "Hi Cassie." Then she stayed there touching my necklace and hugging me. After 30 seconds or so she walked over to T-Bone and hugged him and said, "I'm Cassie." It was a precious moment in time. It was one of those times that I can treasure every time I think about it. Her mom said something like "She's not shy." Or "She's so outgoing." I just smiled and said, "She's fine."
And then we went to the jelly fish exhibit. It. Was. Amazing. I took a video at every display and could have spent an hour in the little room with all the jellies. They were so soothing to watch and super-beautiful! I put a picture of jellies as my wallpaper on my iPhone because I loved them so much.!