September 16, 2009 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: My Life
Last week I decided to take PJ to the Birch Aquarium since The New Children's Museum is closed temporarily while they get new exhibits up. Since we are members of the the Children's Museum and they are closed for a month, we are able to go to a few places (including the Birch Aquarium) for FREE until they re-open :) Anyway, I picked up PJ from school one day and we headed to the aquarium for a bit. I hadn't been there since my niece and nephew were little (so AT LEAST 5-10 years ago), so I had completely forgotten what it was like. Unfortunately, it was much smaller than I remembered (but perhaps I was mistaking it for the Long Beach Aquarium?). We were done in less than an hour and in all honesty, you can see the same (and MORE) stuff at Sea World ;) Oh well....it was worth the trip since it was free, but yeah, they'll need to expand or something in order to compete with Sea World.
I almost didn't bring my good camera with me since I didn't want to lug the extra weight around (those lenses can be brutal), but then I remembered that my poor neglected "nifty fifty" (which is a cheap little lens that is roughly around $120 - $140 - Canon 50mm f/1.8) hadn't been used in AGES (more like once or twice EVER). So yeah, I popped that little lens on and decided to see what it could do. Surprisingly it did pretty well for a uber cheap bargain lens. Here are a few shots from our short visit.....