Back in January, Princess K & I had a girl's day & went to the beach. We went to Seaside, which is a beach we don't often go to. It's very touristy with an arcade, a carousel, bumper cars & tons of little shops. There is also a small aquarium - the Seaside Aquarium.
|The aquarium is right on the promenade & I remember going here as a kid.|
|The highlight is feeding fish to the seals & sea lions. Many visitors must have come through before us because the seals didn't seem very hungry.|
|The aquarium is basically 3 rooms - the seal area, the room with the rest of the underwater animals & the gift shop.|
|Most of the animals are found locally, but I'm not thinking this lobster is one of those.|
|The aquarium isn't very big, but it does have two of my favorite Pacific NW water creatures, the Wolf Eel...|
|and the Giant Pacific Octopus.|
Well, that's pretty much it for the aquarium. It doesn't take long to explore.
We also rode the carousel, went to a candy shop & had an old time photo taken.
|One of the fun things about Seaside is the swings on the beach.|
|The Turnaround, with a statue of Lewis & Clark.|
|Anybody else remember these as a kid?|
Princess K & I ate lunch at a pizza place that had one. I even gave her a quarter to get an egg just to see it spin & hear it squawk.
I love going on outings with my kids. But, these one on one days are especially special.