Last weekend, a bunch of Jorge’s family came into town for his parents’ vow renewal. On Sunday, we went out to Plaza La Isla just to hang out. While there, we came across the Interactive Aquarium.
At the entrance, they have a tank that always has some poor soul swimming in it while trying to draw in customers. (Someone drew the short straw.)
For $90 pesos a person (group rate), I decided to go in and explore with all Jorge’s cousins while the boring adults stayed outside and waited.
In the first room, we came across some tiny jellyfish and seahorses.
Then, we made our way outside, where there was an open tank filled with sea turtles, rays and nurse sharks.
Oh my gosh! I pet a shark! Like for an extended period of time! The staff member held the shark against the tank for us. It felt like wet, rubbery sand paper.
Conversation between me and the staff member:
Me: Does it bite?
Guy: But if I’m holding it, you’re fine.
Me: Sweet. Have you been bitten?
Me: Does it hurt?
Guy: *Shows me massive scar on hand* Just a bit.
Dolphins were there! You can catch the dolphin shows, but we were there way early for that.
The lion fish… grrrrrr. (I understand these fishies were brought to the area from the Pacific. Since then, they’ve kind of taken over and have negatively affected the other ocean wildlife. They sure are pretty, though.)
“Oh, cool! Look at that shark! He’s right up by the glass. I wonder if he can see m… WHAT IS THAT MONSTER NEXT TO IT??”
Going to an aquarium with 6 kids under 14 years old is awesome. Just sayin.
Have you ever petted a crazy animal? What’s the craziest animal you’ve ever seen?