A HUGE SHRIMP!!!
Today we visited our nations capital once again. We enjoyed going to the National Aquarium which oddly enough is in the basement of the Commerce Building. It was small, they have a bigger one in Baltimore, but it did have a nice assortment of fish and sea life. They had a display of each of the protected sea sanctuaries and examples of the animals and plants that exist there. Will enjoyed looking at the fish, and liked the turtles a lot. After that we walked over to the Archives and saw some of the new exhibits of Americana. We walked over to the Smithsonian Castle and had lunch under some shady trees. We let Will play on a blanket on the grass and he got his first touch of nature, which you can see in the photo, he did not especially enjoy! After lunch we headed over to see the Jim Henson Muppet Exhibit that was touring through the Smithsonian. It was AMAZING! We were not allowed any pictures however, which was very sad. We saw the REAL Ernie and Bert Muppets, and Fraggles, and Rolf the Dog. There was a lot of fun Henson art work and films playing, and a lot of Sesame Street fun. Jason and I really enjoyed it and there were tons of kids all around us that were having a ball. They had a "Make your own Muppet" exhibit where you started with a blank face and there were parts to add on and a great puppet theater where you could be on TV. All in all a great Labor Day!
Not all together thrilled with nature!