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

Fort Moultrie Part 2 – Day 9 Part 5

Click here and here for more information about the tour of the fort.

This video covers 1794 until the Revolutionary War era. We also walked around the park next to the fort. We were able to see Fort Sumter from the harbor which was cool.

I hope you enjoy this video.


Join me next week for a tour of Sullivan’s Island where Fort Moultrie is located.

Have a magical day!
Traci

Fort Moultrie Tour Part 1 – Day 9 Part 4

The rain stopped while we were in the museum. So, although it was wet outside, we were able to enjoy checking out the fort.

The fort tour begins with the World War II era and continues onto the Revolutionary War era. Today’s video only covers until 1794.

Click here and here for more information about the tour of the fort.

We enjoyed walking where the cannons were located. Since they were higher than the rest of the fort, the views from the cannons was remarkable. I also loved the fact the cannons had wheels and were able to be moved around easily.

I hope you enjoy this video.


Join me next week for the remainder of the tour of Fort Moultrie and the park next to the fort.

Have a magical day!
Traci

On the Way to Fort Moultrie and Inside the Museum – Day 9 Part 3

Since it was very rainy, we could not play on the beach. We had already decided to take the boys to Fort Moultrie. With the weather, it was the perfect day for this activity.

Fort Moultrie was the fort built during the Revolutionary Time period. When the British fired on the fort, it was half built. The fort was made from palmetto trees and was able to withstand the cannon balls. The battle was the first victory for the 13 colonies.

The fort was built and rebuilt over the course of almost 170 years. It was in use until after World War II.

We had to cross the Ravenell Bridge in the rain which was crazy.

Enjoy my video of our drive to Fort Moultrie and the museum part of the fort.


Next week, I’ll share the video of some of the fort. The rain ended up stopping while we were in the museum.

Have a magical day!
Traci