Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ripley's Aquarium

We FINALLY made it to the aquarium in Gatlinburg.  It was worth the wait!  I'm sure I've been to an aquarium before, but I don't remember anything quite as grand as this was.  The downside of the trip was, we got into the aquarium square dab in the middle of what should have been the boys' nap time.  So Matthew was a little out of it and Eric was so overwhelmed by it all that he wasn't quite sure what to do!  At the end of the day, after we had left, I asked Eric if he had fun looking at the fish.  He said yes.  I asked him, "What was your favorite part?"  His response?  "The zebras."  Look hard in the pictures.  Maybe we missed them somewhere!  Actually I think he just got slightly confused.  After I questioned his answer he quickly changed it to "penguins".  *shrug*  They're both black and white!

Touching horseshoe crabs!

  His favorite part:  Touching the buttons and hearing about the parts of a fish.  What a nerd.  :)

My favorite picture.  The jellyfish were so cool!

My second favorite picture of Eric.  I love how it looks like the stingray is smiling at him!

Matthew's FAVORITE part of the whole aquarium!  This picture makes me laugh so much because Matthew looks EXACTLY like that lobster!  They could be twins!

He had a bit of fun in the gift shop too.......

The end!


  1. is this place in tennessee? it looks awesome, id soo love to take the kids!!!

  2. It's in Gatlinburg, TN. The Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area is a GREAT place for a family vacation. There is TONS to do! I highly recommend it.