After lunch we made our way to the Aquarium and saw all kinds of fish, an octopus, a jelly-fish or two, etc., etc. We got up close and personal with some penguins.
We sat and stared at the giant sea turtle for quite a while.
The aquarium really is a great place to visit if you live in the Bay Area or are ever visiting out here. Spring Break however, is not a fabulous time to go. The only downfall was the crowd. The place was packed. I've decided that a tired mom, adventure-weary kids and a crowded venue is not a good mix for my family. Mr. Mint and I were constantly trying to keep track of everyone and each other. I can't really say that my kids were on their best behavior. They were easily frustrated if they had to wait their turn to see something and the whining was off the charts. Thankfully my mother-in-law and sister-in-law were there to pick up a tired child, grab a snack or take someone to the potty.
We got ice-cream cones (of course) on the way to the car so we ended the trip on a good note. My in-laws house is on the way home so we stopped to drop off our helpers, have some dinner and give the kids a bath. The kids know they are not supposed to jump on their bed, but when I walked back to use the bathroom this is what I saw.
School starts back up on Monday for Lolly and Frostine. I think they are excited to get back and see their friends. I am looking forward to getting back to our routines. It was fun-filled week, but my adventure tank is on empty.