A Trip to Denver

Since Tim has the week off, today we took a trip down to Denver to see some sights.

First, we went to see the Butterfly Pavilion, which we really enjoyed. They actually have quite a wide variety of displays, and it is cool to be able to get so close to the butterflies. It’s also very warm, and a great place to go if you want to Kalyn had a blast seeing all the different insects, butterflies, and especially the turtle. She even loved the spiders and cockroaches, which Mommy was not so enthusiastic about.

Second, we went to the Denver Aquarium, which we didn’t like as much. The Aquarium was high on flashy entertainment but low on education and science. The most annoying thing was that in each area they seemed to just have one big tank where all the fish wandered about, so it was very difficult to find out what kind of fish you were looking at because the sign was never by the fish. The displays were all beautiful, and there was some pretty cool stuff (such as simulation of a flash flood, and a couple of tigers), so it’s not a complete waste of time. However, if you’re looking for a traditional aquarium where the emphasis is on learning about a large variety of fish, this is probably not the place.

Kalyn still enjoyed it though! The theme of the day was definitely turtles, and every time she saw one she got especially excited. She also enjoyed looking at the fish and different sea creatures. She got a little scared by a snapping turtle that startled her, but the thing that really scared her were some scuba divers in a tank at the aquarium. They tried to interact with her, and waved her to come over, but she would have none of it.

Afterwards we stopped to visit with Aunt Carol and Uncle Doug for a while, and Kalyn got to run around and cause general havoc with her second cousin Amaya. All in all it was a very exciting day and Kalyn thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing.

One Response to A Trip to Denver

  1. Gramma Mecham says:

    Thought that I had already commented on here. You are going to have the smartest, most daring little girl ever. She is always exposed to new things and I think that is great. Keep it up and thanks for the updates!

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