We went out a bit in the afternoon while the sun was still up so we could see the Old State House, site of the Boston Massacre, as well as Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, but we went back to the aquarium later to see the deep sea tank, seahorses, tide pool touch tank, and shore bird exhibit. Near closing time, we came back to the hotel, where Paul served us veggie chili he had made at home and frozen to bring up. Then he took the kids swimming and Dementordelta and I watched Galaxy Quest on my little tiny DVD player. The Ravens playoff game against the Colts did not go at all well, but I didn't pay a lot of attention after the first quarter, and the Saints won, which pleased me. Tomorrow we get to see the Harry Potter exhibit and the Antarctica IMAX, which pleases me even more!
Four very happy Rockhopper penguins got a bath from the sprinklers at the New England Aquarium.
Adam visited the African penguins under a sculpture of a whale shark.
A penguin keeper -- a job Dementordelta, Adam and I all covet -- fed the Little Blue or Fairy penguins, the smallest at the aquarium (and in the world).
The fur seals showed off targeting behavior and other tricks at this demonstration.
Dementordelta took this photo of my family with the Giant Ocean Tank behind us.
One of the loggerhead turtles swimming in the tank -- though this is not Myrtle, the famous gigantic green sea turtle, largest turtle at the aquarium.
This is Boston's Old State House, where the Declaration of Independence was first read to Massachusetts citizens and where the Boston Massacre took place.
My kids in front of Samuel Adams' statue at Faneuil Hall.