We were crabby ourselves afterpaying a huge sum to enter the Aquarium. Two seniors and one adult, just shy of $100.00!
Yikes!!! How do families afford this??? Children 3-12, $26.99??????? Today, the staff was cleaning the outdoor arctic animal display so there was no show but rather than offering us a lower entrance fare, we were given three free passes, good until May, to see the Sea World-like outside show. Unlikely we’ll use them but decent offer.
The Aquarium was pretty quiet today. Lots of dads with kids. One dad had his son on a leash. Oh my. And as the son misbehaved, the dad leaned down and said, are you trying to tell me you’re unhappy? The kid is screwed for life.
I’m wondering if Mystic Aquarium has fallen in hard times. The place looked dingy and worn. The exhibits not very well maintained. A few dead fish in tanks. Plus, some exhibits, there seemed too many fish and not enough room for them to do anything except circle endlessly.
Totally cool sea horses.
And equally cool jelly fish.
Beluga’s looked very unhappy. Circling. I didn’t like watching them. At all.
And in a rare family portrait, here we three are, waiting to get fed.
Hey, if the seals got fed fish, we figured we should too, opting for a seafood place for lunch along the Stonington waterfront we tried last time here. Did not disappoint!
And what better to give them fish than beer!? I went with a Stonington local new Double IPA. Daughter had Mystic dark ale. Mr. EOS went with a Blue Moon.
We’re now totally needing a nap but instead plan to go out for a walk, hopefully to take some more house pix. Walk off the beer.