Much like our day trip a few months ago, it went even better than we dared to expect.
We headed out right after breakfast, since the aquarium is about an hour and a half away. After getting parked in downtown Chattanooga and getting all loaded up in the stroller, it was 11:00 (yes, the girls are still sleeping until about 8:30 or so, and we are LOVING it). Since none of us had eaten a large breakfast, we decided to grab lunch before entering the aquarium.
After some delicious pizza, we headed down the block to start our adventure.
We had talked all week about seeing the "fishies", turtles, and penguins, so Addison & Mackenzie were definitely ready to get to it. I don't think they were disappointed. We saw tons of fish, sharks (which they thought were pretty cool!), penguins, alligators, and turtles. The girls did great walking around on their own...we would hardly have needed the stroller except for the two-block walk from the parking garage to the aquarium.
We talked and pointed and giggled at all the animals for a little more than two hours, only rushing through the last few exhibits when we knew the girls were reaching their limit. Then, before we left, we stopped for ice cream, as we had promised after lunch.
Two exhausted, silly little girls thought that was a perfect ending to a fun family trip. The aquarium is definitely on our "repeat" list for future outings.