What was Joaquín staring at so intently that I eluded to in the former post. . .
His favorite thing at the SEA LIFE Aquarium: the stingrays! He was amazed by everything in the aquarium, but the stingrays stole his heart. He could not take his eyes off of them and wanted to touch them fiercely. One day I will have to take him to Stingray City in the Cayman Islands.
The only way we got him away from the stingrays was by luring him with a lunchtime bottle. Even then Lucas had to feed him from a bench that had a view of them!
My favorite photo from the day? A picture of my two lobsters with a giant lobster.
Since we made a conscious decision as a couple to not travel internationally with Joaquín until he is one years old (stay tuned for a future post about this), it has forced us to explore Charlotte more. I think people forget that you can travel in your own city. There are many reasons why a person is not able to travel domestically or internationally, but there are no reasons why you cannot spend a day playing tourist in your hometown! It is a great way to satisfy your wanderlust from time to time without the stresses that can come along with travel. Visiting the SEA LIFE Aquarium definitely felt like a little adventure to my family and I.