I've been meaning to take the boys to the Living Planet Aquarium for a while now and having my dad here was the perfect excuse to do it. Gabe had an early-out day so we picked him up from school and headed straight to the exotic fish zone. They all said they liked the petting tank the best but I loved the penguins and all the odd smaller creatures that the aquarium had acquired. Like the lung fish that could 'walk' on land and the bony transparent fish. Not to mention the 13 foot anaconda snake. The aquarium also boasted an otter exhibit with three brothers- Otis, Oliver, and some other otter with an 'O' name. The three water/land mammals would fight and play and then loaf around napping in a bundle. I couldn't help but feel that I had brought their human counterparts along with me in my minivan and they were staring through the glass at each other. Zach wasn't able to come with us because of work but my dad got him a blinking "Zachary" key chain as a consolation prize.