Monday, July 18, 2011

Aquarium Therapy

“Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.”
-- Michelle Held
Marine mammal show
Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world.
-- Ada Louise Huxtable

 "We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came."
John F. Kennedy
Preparing to feed the Manta Rays
Niece Anka and husband Chester with Gerry preparing shrimp to skewer



These are just a few images from our visit to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.
More to follow later in the week...

Images of me, the marine mammal and below water creatures by Gerry Plunk

4 comments:

joansbolton said...

Hi Lydia,
How fun! That looks like the perfect summertime activity. Did you get to pet the rays?
Joan

Lydia said...

Hey Joan!

We pet the rays the moment we found their pool.

At feeding times people are asked to keep hands out of the pool so our fingers don't get mistaken for the skewers that held their "shrimp kabobs".

Anonymous said...

Lydia,

Don't know how I do it but I have missed the last two new blogs. I am now in the habit of scanning down to see what I have missed. Glad I did or I wouldn't have seen that great photo of you getting ready to feed the rays! Where was this? Was it Sea World?
Looks like you all were having a great time!

XO Trisha

Lydia said...

We had a WONDERFUL time. I need to write more about what we did that day. Destination 1 was the Aquarium of the Pacific- right across the bay from the Queen Mary. GREAT restaurants nearby.