Sunday, August 07, 2011

weekending.


We took a day trip this weekend to a museum in Iowa that we visit usually once a year or so. The boys have been wanting to get back there and so today we hit the road.



This trip the boys really just wanted to see the aquariums...we spent hours going from aquarium to aquarium to touch tanks and back again. FUN!

(yes, this is a BIG catfish!!!)



We made it home exhausted but happy. A great trip.


Hope you had a nice weekend!

11 comments:

Chole said...

Oh we LOVE that place! Have you guys ever gone up the Fenelon Elevator? It's on my list for the next time we visit.

Francesca said...

We don't make it to the aquarium anywhere near as often as we should (my boys have been 5-8 times, my girl once only). Must fix that!

The Barefoot Crofter said...

Looks like a really interesting day for boys - and I presume it was a long trip. Have a great week. xx

Jessica said...

That looks like a lot of fun, the boys must have had a great time especially getting ahnds on with the inhabitants of the touch tanks.

sarah said...

Sounds like a great place! I remember you blogged about it before but I had forgotten all about it -- thanks for reminding me! This is definitely on my list of places to see very soon. Glad you had a wonderful time!

Elena said...

I need to go there with my 2 daughters...I save it for later.

denise said...

Jacqui - It is about a 2 hour drive each way, so it is a long day when you put it all together. My guys don't like long drives in the car, so 2 hours at a time is about our maximum (or pushing it!)!

Chole - Not yet. I have heard about it, but the boys are usually wiped out by the time we leave the museum, so we just head home. Want to get there some day!

Shady Lady said...

We love the aquarium! In fact, we are going next week.
=) Shady

Stephanie said...

Awesome.
The octopus is one of my favorites at ours, but then a while back they said that they had no way of knowing how old he was, because all museum octopi are captured... they won't breed in captivity. :( Don't like that!!

So then we just have to hurry to the funny penguins, who make us forget. :)

denise said...

Stephanie - Yeah, we don't really like going to zoos or the circus. With aquariums though, we still do go (obviously). I didn't know that about octopus. I wonder about the rays too...

Ingi said...

I love aquariums! Some can be done so well - lots of different aquatic environments. Looks like you had a fantastic day.

Glad I found your blog - thanks for stopping by mine!