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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Kevin I decided to visit the aquarium.  For those of you familiar with the Flats, (Renae) it is in the old Power House.  They opened it up 4-5 years ago.  Neither one of us is into fish that much, so it wasn't high on the list of places to visit, and honestly, it is rather pricey.  We had heard that it wasn’t that big nor was there much to see.

Consequently, i didn’t have very high hopes, but I am glad to say I was pleasantly surprised.  There was plenty to see.  Though there was parts of the exhibit that catered to kids, the exhibits also catered to adults.  We learn all about fish from all over the world.  It was fascinating.  There were a lot of turtles, too.  Kevin loves turtles.  There is a tortoise exhibit.  They have a large pen with a bunch of huge tortoises.  Kevin called one to them, and he tried to walk over to us, but there was a tortoise traffic jam, and he gave up and fell asleep.  Such is the life of a tortoise.

They have a big stingray exhibit, and you can pay to be able to feed them in the afternoon.  Glad we didn’t do that--they chomp on the food right out of your hand.

The best part was a large tank that had big fish, sharks and moray eels.  The tank has a tunnel through it, so you can watch them swim overhead.  It was neat.

What amazed me was the vast variety of different fish--and knowing that this was only a fraction of the species in the world.  It made me feel very small and unimportant--like looking at the stars.

It was a great way to spend a couple hot afternoon.  On the way home, we stopped at Steve’s Hot Dogs for their wonderful chili dogs.

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