We were at the Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans this week with our daughter, Vicky, and our two grandchildren, Sullivan and Sophie. They were in town for the holidays. The Aquarium was a really unexpected treat. We had been to the Aquarium in Houston over the summer and were expecting something similar. We were surprised by the breadth and depth of the exhibits here and all the exciting things to do and see.
The riverfront location added a special bonus with great vistas through glass walls. The kids were most excited about this happening -- divers appeared in the walk-through (tunnel) fish tank to feed the fish and a frenzy exploded before us. Fish of every kind swirling and swishing to get in for lunch. It's one thing to see them swimming smooth and orderly, this was something else. You had the opportunity to see lemon fish and sting rays and all their cousins -- how fast they can zoom and zip when a tasty meal of shrimp is on the line.
-- steve buser
Lagniappe -- ( a little something extra )
What was good technology for its time has to give way to the new. But the glass door knob is a different thing. Our life could use more grace and refinement.
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