Newport Aquarium Part 1 – Post #5

We went to the Toledo Zoo on a Wednesday. That Friday, we traveled an hour or so south to Newport Aquarium. These next three blog posts will be about our visit to the Newport Aquarium.

You pay for your tickets outside. When it is busy, they will give you a time to come back. There is a gift shop and other shopping or restaurants around the Newport Aquarium, so you won’t be bored while waiting.

After you enter the aquarium, you will be on the plaza. There is either an escalator or an elevator taking you downstairs to the exhibits.

Before you start walking through the exhibits, there is a photo op. We opted not to get our photo taken.

This video takes you through the World Rivers exhibit, the Shark Ray Bay Theater, a small tunnel, and then finally the seahorse exhibit which was very cool.

We stopped at the Shark Ray Bay Theater to see the penguin show. Luckily, we were able to sit in the front row close to the penguin. So amazing to be that close to a penguin. They are such fascinating creatures.

Enjoy my video.

Join me next time for the second part of our visit to the Newport Aquarium where we walk through the shark tunnels and see the sting rays..

Have a magical day,
Traci

This blog series is a 9 part series – 4 posts from the Toledo Zoo, 3 from the Newport Aquarium, and 2 from the Boy Scout Camp.

Toledo Zoo Part 3 – Post #4

This is my final post about the Toledo Zoo.

Today’s video takes us to the primates and some of the bigger land animals.

We enjoyed watching the baby orangutan.  He was extremely active while we were observing him.  So cool!

The hippo was also interesting to watch.  He/She was in the water and then got out of the water and yawned.  Made for some neat photos.

The bear was also cool.  He was at the window taking a bath in his tub.  We enjoyed watching him.

We got lost in the zoo.  Even though we had a map, we could not find the African animals, I believe that is the area we were looking for.  We eventually found the area.

After we were done with the zoo, we went to Red Lobster for dinner.  Two of my co-workers had given me a gift certificate to Red Lobster so we utilized the gift certificate.  Then it was time for us to go home.

Enjoy the video.

A few days after going to the Toledo Zoo, we visited the Newport Aquarium just outside of downtown Cincinnati.  The next blog post in this series is about the Newport Aquarium.

This blog series is a 9 part series – 4 posts from the Toledo Zoo, 3 from the Newport Aquarium, and 2 from the Boy Scout Camp.

Have a magical day,
Traci

Toledo Zoo Part 3 – Post #3

Today we are going to explore the aquarium at the Toledo Zoo.  We really enjoyed the aquarium.

One of the coolest parts of the aquarium was the x ray fish.  I don’t have a photograph of them because it was difficult to take a photo.  Hubby talked about that fish for a long while after we saw it.

I also loved the mermaid/ fish scale hallway.  So cool with the reflections of the light.

Enjoy the video.

Next week we will explore more of the zoo.

This blog series is a 9 part series – 4 posts from the Toledo Zoo, 3 from the Newport Aquarium, and 2 from the Boy Scout Camp.

Have a magical day,
Traci

Toledo Zoo Part 1 – Post #1

A week before I went to Hershey with the Imaginative One, Hubby and I were childless for almost a week.  We decided to go to the Toledo Zoo which was the last zoo I needed to visit in Ohio.  A couple days later, we visited the Newport Aquarium before heading down to the Boy Scout camp to pick up the boys. Continue reading “Toledo Zoo Part 1 – Post #1”

Gerry Brooks and Findlay Market

Wednesday was Hubby’s birthday.  We went out to dinner on his birthday and then celebrated with an outing on Saturday.  There is a YouTube sensation named Gerry Brooks.  He is a principal in Lexington, Kentucky.  He talks about teaching in the most hilarious way.   Continue reading “Gerry Brooks and Findlay Market”

Monday Afternoon – Big Red Lighthouse

Join me today for photos of Lake Michigan and the Big Red Lighthouse.

Join me on Wednesdays for the Holland, Michigan photos.

 

Sunday Night – The Town

Sunday Night – Sunset

Monday Morning – Downtown area

Monday Morning – Statues

Monday Afternoon – Windmill Island Park – Buildings

Monday Afternoon – Windmill Island Garden Park – Flowers, Dike, and Canal

Monday Afternoon – Windmill Island Garden Park – Windmill

Continue reading “Monday Afternoon – Big Red Lighthouse”