We loaded up the kids early the other morning and headed down the interstate to Tampa. Our destination was the Florida Aquarium, an attraction we'd never visited before, being that we're so spoiled by SeaWorld.
We spent an hour or so strolling through the exhibits, checking out stingrays, giant groupers, moray eels and hosts of other sea life indigenous to Florida and elsewhere.
The most entertaining part of the experience was letting the kids loose in the aquarium's outdoor "water fun zone." As they enjoyed the fountains, spray guns and slides, we grown-ups savored some quality down time, taking in the views from the aquarium's splended waterfront locale and sampling the draft beer selections at the outdoor bar. OK, Guitar Dad was the only family member doing any beer sampling. But it was definitely a successful weekend getaway.
More of Guitar Dad's travels are chronicled here.