About an hour out, we stopped for breakfast and had to practically make a run for it, LOL! There were like 20 buses full of kids!! By the time we got inside, the Dunkin Doughnuts line was like a mile long-ugh, there goes my coffee! So we had no other choice but to eat burgers at Wendy's, everything else had super long lines that we didn't want to wait on!
We grabbed our burgers and left. A little while later Laz asks me if I want to stop at Clearwater Aquarium. At this point, I'm not 100% sure-I was sad about leaving & felt like just being home to calculate & come up with good, concrete reasons to move to Florida. On the other hand, I really wasn't looking forward to being back in NJ, so I began to look up ticket prices and told him "Let's Go!" I bought the tickets online and 4 hours later, we were pulling into the Clearwater Aquarium! SURPRISE KIDS!!! SURPRISE KAITLYN!!!
Kaitlyn has been wanting to visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium ever since she saw the movie Dolphin Tale. She swears that she wants to work with dolphins when she's older, LOL!!
My future marine biologist!!!
Touching anything she is allowed to!
Here is Winter!!! She had the prosthetic tail on when we first saw her, then the trainers removed it!
Here is Winter again, getting a belly rub! So cute!
Time to see some of the other CMA residents=Otters first!
Rufus!!! These are the pelicans that played the role of 'Rufus' in the Dolphin Tale movie.
Sting Ray touch tank......
Another sting ray touch tank on the 3rd level-outside
This was the boat you see in the movie!
It was a beautiful day and we saw all these birds :)
I think we all enjoyed the boat ride, except that it was so hot out!! OMG, it really was hot so we decided that we would take the trolley back to CMA!