Thursday, July 10, 2008

Maine State Aquarium

While we were in Maine, we went to Boothbay Harbor to meet up with Becky's parents while they were staying there on vacation.

On Monday, we all went to visit the Maine State Aquarium. It's small, but just the right length for a toddler's attention span. Sawyer's favorite part (by far) was the 'Tidepool Touch Tank,' where a museum volunteer allows you to reach into a shallow tank and feel different animals; Sawyer wasn't gentle enough for creatures like starfish and crabs ("CAB CAB CAB!"), so we focused on more sturdy critters like oysters and clams.

Another tank had the biggest lobster ("LOPPER LOPPER LOPPER!") I've ever seen (at 23 pounds, it weighs as much as Sawyer.)


After Sawyer was good and wet from splashing in the tidepool tank, we went outside to watch the boats in the harbor. A very nice day!

3 comments:

Becky said...

Sounds like Sawyer is falling in the footsteps of his cousins. They love anything that has to do with the animal world. One thing we ordered about Yellowstone is a map that shows where the different wild life is seen...and Teresa is planning our trip around making sure we see Bison and Wolves...

LOVE the new layout, BTW. The header is AWESOME!!!

Tim said...

Becky --
I do think Sawyer takes after your kids. One thing we heard in Maine several times is how much Sawyer is like Alan.

Glad you like the new layout. When you changed yours it inspired me to take a crack at cusomizing this one. It's a work in progress, so it might change more over the next couple weeks. :-)

davekozski said...

Mind if I borrow Sawyer to pick out my lobster the next time we go for seafood?