Thursday, July 10, 2008

Vacation Fun Again

While we were in Gatlinburg one of the things we did was visit the Ripley's Aquarium. We have been two or three times including this one. But each time it is different since their exhibits are always changing. We loved the regular exhibits .....and saw some amazingly frightening lovely creatures that God made for His salt watery part of the world
The special exhibit this summer is called “Living Babies in Incubators”. Some of it was about human babies and how the first incubators were used. They were first made in France in the late 1800's maybe early 1900's--I cant remember. The only way to fund them for further advancement was to make storefront displays with the preemies in them and have people look at them . It was kinda scary like when the Dionne quads were on display when they were born. Anyway--- the animal part of the exhibit was very interesting too. They had a few chicken eggs incubating and we even saw a newly hatched chick. Poor little thing was all wet and looked exhausted. Guess that is t he way it works with animals—all of them LOL The baby sea creatures were simply amazing. Don't know if it was mainly because it is something we don't usually see or what but they were cool. We saw some baby jelly fish that were not much larger than the period at the end of this sentence- they looked just like the large ones except they were so tiny. The baby seahorses looked just like the larger seahorses except they were white.

Then the shark tunnels and the regular fish-- it was really interesting-- I will put in some pictures....

1 comment:

Karenladd said...

I've been reading all about your vacation and ejoying the pictures and details! Cute, cute photos of Katie and her b/f..!!
But yuck, the weather sounds just awful, and I'm NOT good in hot weather so I could have skipped that. just reading about it made me sweat!