|If you look very very closely, you can see a tiny lil Iran near Ihsan’s head. Dunno what he was doing way back there!|
So, obviously our first stop in Chicago, after Ikea, Target and Walmart (to set up home) was the Shedd Aquarium.
|Ehsan’s ocean creatures book proved to be quite useful in the amazon section of the aquarium.|
Ihsan was obviously very excited and even brought one of his books along. He was extremely excited to see the beluga whales that live at the Shedd. While I think our SEA aquarium at Sentosa is much grander, the Shedd has a great collection of aquatic life that you can’t find at the SEA Aquarium- there were several fish species from the Amazon that we had never seen.
We were very excited about the wolf fish and the spider-crabs there that we had never seen before. But the Belugas definitely stole the show!
|They are much bigger than I thought they’d be!|
The boys also enjoyed the kids play area. The submarine was definitely a hit. Ihsan already has plans to visit the submarine again, when we next visit.
Now, i just have to figure out when we can travel to Georgia, Atlanta to see the whale-shark. It’s an 11 hour drive from Evanston. I still haven’t decided whether we should fly or drive down to see the aquarium. Tough choices before us! =)
|Us excited about the skyline. It was a gorgeous and sunny day!|