We took a family outing to the Long Beach Aquarium two weeks ago. None of us had ever been. We got in free thanks to a promotion honoring employees of non-profits, and saw it all for $5 parking. It was astonishing! The Long Beach Aquarium is world class.
Here is the family in the "Lorakeet forest."
This giant Spider crab nearly attached itself to my head a la the original motion picture "Alien." Somehow Lily convinced it that she needed a father and I escaped unscathed.
All it wants is a hug! Even giant spider crabs can reform.
It's not every day that you can take your daughter out to pet the live sharks and manta rays! (for real, you can pet them!)
And a splendid day it was!