Monday, July 15, 2013

Museum Time

Two weekends ago we went to a museum in the city just south of us.  It's actually the city I grew up in so I went on many field trips to this museum.

The girls both liked seeing all the displays around the museum, most of which are about Florida history.

She was trying to imitate the alligator.

There is also the oldest manatee in captivity there.  When I was younger there was just the one manatee there and he was in a little above ground tank thing.  Now he's in an actual aquarium with two other rescued manatees.  During the feedings they throw food into the tank for the rescued manatees to eat but the 65 year old (his b-day is this weekend) manatee has to be hand fed.  Back when I was little we all got to hand him lettuce, they don't do that anymore but we did get to watch him eat.

Annika on the steps leading out of the manatee feeding area.

The girls with Josh.  This was a replica of the type of houses the Spanish built in Florida when they first arrived here.  There was this fountain in the courtyard.  When I was in high school one of the clubs I was in had their awards ceremony around this fountain.

Annabel was such a good girl.  I know a lot of the stuff wasn't too interesting for her, although, she yelled and pointed the entire time we watched the manatee eat.

She's such a little cutie!

We had a great time and now we're going to try to do all the museums and aquariums in our area over the next few months.

1 comment:

  1. Annabel looks so much like her sister in that picture! Wow!
    They are both as cute as pie!

    I can't believe that manatee is 65! That's amazing!