Friday, April 17, 2009

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

During our trip to the Outer Banks we stopped at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island. It was a small aquarium in comparison to others we have visited but perfect for the kids. Sprite loved the turtles and Sprout loved the shark tank. The highlight of this trip other than seeing the otters poop on a rock was the shark attack in the large tank. We were watching a show in the large tank- there were divers in the tank talking about the fish and answering questions under water. Immediatly after ther divers got out of the water, one of the large sharks, who must have been aggitated, attacked a large fish, biting it right in half. This caused quite a frenzy as all the kids screamed and the tank filled with blood, agitating the other sharks. The divers quickly scooped the remaining half of the fish out of the water in hopes of preventing further frenzy. The best shows are always the ones created by mother nature! I, of course, don't have any pictures of this because I was walking back into the room with Sprite at the tail end of this and heard all about it from Sprout and the Hubs!

After the aquarium, we ate at this restuarant called Big Al's. It was an old fashioned soda shop with black and white checkered floors, red booths and coca-cola memorabilia everywhere. The Hubs ordered a real cherry coke from the soda shop and I had the best clamboat I have ever tasted! On our way out the kids danced on the dance floor complete with disco ball for everyone to enjoy!


The Pitter Patter Boutique said...

Poor fish. :( Ah well, it's the circle of life. Love the crab photo's, where is that monsterous thing located?