This past weekend we decided we needed to get out of the house, and because the weather kept changing and said there would be thunderstorms, we called off a zoo visit and took Enzo to the aquarium at The Mall of America.
I think he was a little overwhelmed at first and just spent most of his time taking it all in – both people and animals. He was also getting used to his new shoes, which thankfully for us meant he didn’t try to run off. One annoying thing about the aquarium is the skinny walkways, however. I don’t recommend bringing a stroller, and despite how much people paid to get in – everyone seemed to be in a rush to get out, or on the opposite end, you had people going excruciatingly slow. One of Enzo’s favorite exhibits, though, was the jellyfish. He smiled a lot and liked watching the lights change colors.
The Octopus exhibit was also neat, and thankfully for Enzo, one was particularly active and fun to watch.
While the aquarium isn’t huge, it does have a cool tunnel that you get to walk through, which always seems to be the best part of any aquarium. Enzo didn’t seem all that interested, however, but did perk up when a mom with a little girl ended up next to us. Before I knew it, the stinker was blowing kisses and making friends, and could care less about the fish. He’s a charmer, that one. 😉
Overall it was a good day, and it’s so much fun to take him to new places and see things through his eyes and introduce him to new experiences. We can also always count on him to try and make new friends. We stopped at a couple stores after lunch (which he was a champ during even though it took forever for our food to come), and Enzo tried to leave with another family who had a bunch of kids. Ha ha. He wasn’t happy when Daddy grabbed him and told him he had to stay behind. He’s a social one, our boy.