Monday, July 23, 2007

EVERYONE LOVES MARINELAND!

Well once again we headed out this past weekend for another family adventure. I figured since the girl's are learning so much about different land animals, why not expose them to some marine mammals as well. It was a great day, we saw some incredible things and the girl's were really in awe with seeing these creatures so up close.

This was just one of the many highlights of the day. There is a area with baby deer that are so tame. They wander over and let the kids touch them and feed them. The girl's got a big kick out this. I was also very impressed with how gentle the girl's were with the deer.



























We managed to get a show in of the Dolphins, Walruses, and Sea Lions. They are so incredibly amazing to watch. While Brian & I were on our honeymoon I had the opportunity to go swimming with some dolphins. Which was an experience I will never forget and hope the girl's will get to experience one day themselves.
Avery & Olivia sat through the entire show perfectly still. They would join the crowd in some clapping and cheering here and there. It was really very cute to watch them taking it all in.












Marineland does a great job of letting people get involved with the animals. Along with petting and feeding the Deer, they also sell food to feed the Bears as well.

Behind bars of course!














Daddy & Avery checking out some fish











This was the best part of our entire day trip. Avery & I got the opportunity to feed and touch a Beluga Whale! Isn't it beautiful!!

Unfortunately Olivia had passed out by this time so she missed out. I must say I was really impressed with how hygienic everything was. Before touching the Whales they made everyone wash their hands, as well as after.


Avery feeding the Beluga Whale a fish all by herself!













Our Beluga waiting for another fish

Marineland is one of the more expensive places we have taken the girl's but so worth it. We all had a great time.
Of course the day would not be complete without a Dolphin & Whale of their own.


4 comments:

tbonegrl said...

What wonderful pictures! Love the ones with the deer!!!

lisa said...

What a great day.

You guys have hit every destination this summer. The girls must be having a blast.

23wktwins'mommy said...

Looks like you guys had a BLAST! That is a place I myself would enjoy going...can't wait until S & E are old enough to appreciate places like this so Edwin and I can have an accuse to go. lol. I am so glad you guys had a good trip. Wonderful pictures!

Shannon said...

Wow, you sure are one busy family!!! The girls are very lucky to have such great parents!

I love all the pictures...I have never been to Marineland but for sure one day now that I have Ashton.