Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Visiting Tampa’s Florida Aquarium

We bought advance tickets online yesterday for a senior rate of about $28 each, and an entry time of 11 am.

It’s a modern facility with a lot of interesting exhibits. It isn’t in the same category as aquariums we’ve visited in Sydney, Singapore, and Vancouver, to name a few, but we enjoyed wandering around it for a couple of hours.

We’ll let the photos speak for themselves, starting with a blue-billed Ruddy Duck.

An abundance of birds, lizards, fish, and other sea creatures.

A roseate spoonbill…

A Tomato Frog…

Psychedelic camouflage?

The spiny lobsters looked appetizing.

And fish of all shapes, sizes, and colors…

This large grouper brought back memories of George, the huge one we encountered on our Great Barrier Reef “Reef Sleep”years ago…

It was slightly pricey- definitely not a bargain- but worth a visit.

Later we rode the trolley back out to Ybor City, this time to have a late lunch / early dinner at the well-reviewed Stone Soup Company.

Kathy chose onion soup and a Reuben.

Brian’s pick was a Spanish bean soup with chorizo and a classic Cuban sandwich. 

That’s Cuban-style Mojo sauce on the side.

Tasty, filling, and reasonably priced. What’s not to like?

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