After lunch we continued down to the water to the New England Aquarium. First stop was the IMAX theater to watch a Deep Sea movie. Wholy Cow! The screen was huge! And that was the first 3-D movie I’ve ever seen. I kept trying to reach out and touch the jelly fish that floated by my face. I even jumped when a piece of seaweed fell in front of my face….anna jumped too but not from the movie…from me! After the movie we headed on over to the Aquarium. It ended up being Mark’s mom, Marie, and Riley and Matthew- who haven’t seen each other since Thanksgiving and are more like brothers then cousins. Then it was Mark, Raychel, Annaliese and I together. I think we all had a really good time and when asked what the best parts were, we agreed the sea turtles were pretty cool as were the the penguins and the seals that played for us. Outside I got a photo of all the kids to mark our first mini-vacation together. I can’t believe I actually got a shot of all 4 of the kids smiling! Of course I did take about 10 shots to get 2 good ones, lol.
Overall it was a long but really good day. I was impressed by how well all the kids did. The train ride home was okay……there had been a Celtics game earlier so on both legs of the trip we had young adults taking advantage of the snack bar complete with beer. We were glad to crawl into our beds back here in Rockland a little after 12am.