Gone fishin’

Ever since we decided to go to Charleston for our 1 year anniversary, and I saw that they had an aquarium, I knew I wanted to go. I LOVE AQUARIUMS 🙂  Seriously, I even had a little 5-gallon tank in my dorm room for a year at college with several goldfish.  I don’t know what it is, but I could sit and stare into a pretty tank of fish for way too long and never get bored!

Anyways, so the Charleston aquarium is right next door to the pier where the ferry leaves for Fort Sumter.  So we went there when we got back from the fort tour.  Yep, we were such tourist.  Oh wait, speaking of being super-tourists…check out the “dad” socks and coffee in hand.  28 going on 40 😉

This aquarium was very well laid out.  There were two floors, and luckily it wasn’t crowded at all, so I could stand and stare as long as I wanted Greg would allow me to 🙂  He likes aquariums too, though.  There was lots of ooo-ing and ahhh-ing from both of us.  Especially when we got up the escalator and this guy greeted us on the second floor…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Then, if none of that was cool enough, they have this guy.  He’s an albino American alligator.  The zookeeper aquarium keeper (?) told us they retrieved him from a nest along the coastline down in Louisiana that had produced another albino alligator before.  But then during hurricane Katrina, that nesting grounds was destroyed, so they don’t know if the same pair of mating alligators are still together.  This guy is 14 years old, and approximately 7 feet long.  They said he could get up to at least 15 feet long at full maturity.  And it was so difficult to get a picture of his head above water…