Day 2 in Chicago and what better way to start the day but to have found Nimo!!! If anyone wants to see him in person, or in fish, he lives at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
The Aquarium was first on our agenda for the day. Many verbs are needed to describe all of the creatures that live there. We……
Enjoyed the “pretty fish”.
In Awe of these blue fish as they swam around with it’s fluttering fins.
Entertained by the Garden Eels that live in the ocean sandbanks.
Amazed by these colorful creatures, whatever they may be…
Terrified by these moray eels. The moray’s rear-hooked teeth and strong bite mechanism causes severe bites on humans, as the eel cannot release its grip, even in death, and must be manually pried off. Yicks!!!!
There were gross creatures also, but they were not photogenic.
Outside the Aquarium were several Red Winged Blackbirds in the surrounding bushes. Warnings were also posted that these birds were nesting and not welcoming to noisy humans.
I tried to keep my distance but could not resist his Dracula pose.
A Water Taxi was the cheapest and quickest way to get a boat ride with Navy Pier as the logical destination.
Navy Pier, which originally opened in 1916, has shops and entertainment to explore and more- than- you- can- imagine unhealthy food and drink choices to enjoy as you sit by the water watching the people, the boats and the beautiful day .
As we headed back to the hotel, 2 more birds-of-the-day were easy spotted.
Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed Chicago !!
“I haven’t been everywhere yet, but it’s on my list.” (Susan Sontag)