Thursday, June 7, 2007

Shedd Aquarium

Day 3:

Ishani and my parents are doing surprisingly well on the jet lag front. I did drag Ishani through the walk yesterday as she was sleep walking, but there is no way I am going to leave her alone at home, particularly when she has been looking so stunning!!

Sadly, we had to head out without her this morning. You see, she is constrained by a small technicality called a day job that I have blissfully kept away from for about a year now.

My parents have been curious about quite a few things they have seen already. Among that is the question of why everyone is carrying a white cup in their hands (Starbucks coffee). They are in awe of the skyscrapers and the way they are constructed. As a token, we clicked a picture in front of one of the many new buildings under construction in downtown Chicago.

Our first stop of the day was the Shedd Aquarium. It was a memorable experience for them, particularly the under water viewing of fishes, sharks and dolphins. As flash photography is prohibited I did not net many decent photographs, before the battery ran out.

We saw many strange creatures in there, but none as strange as the Alligator Snapping Turtle. The creature stayed vertical and so motionless that we initially thought it was a rock. The only mobile part in its body was what appeared to be a multi forked tongue in its wide opened mouth.

1 comment:

Universal Speck said...

Having fun with parents! Welcome, welcome to them.
Is Ishani learning to make idiyappam and chakka payasam already? :-)
See you guys soon!