Then we went to the Childrens' Aquarium of Dallas, in Fair Park. This facility re-opened after a bout of renovation. The museum is much improved. It has a great shark and ray tank. The focus is only small fish in
moderate sized aquariums--and it works. I loved the gar, though in the same tank I wish they had used a natural local sunfish instead of the dark morph they chose. I think the Lake Victoria tropicals looked the happiest, excepting maybe the serene king crab. The hawksbill turtle looked a bit put out about something. The horseshoe crab was very patient, all things considered, while the guide kept upending it. The moray eel looked very moray-ish.
We went to Good Records in Dallas, where my friend got a metal album and I got a John Fahey album. We dined at a Black-eyed Pea, where I had red beans and rice, black-eyed peas, turnip greens and steamed broccoli. We finished out day at Jamba Juice, where we each had a smoothie. I had not had a smoothie in years. I had a berry something or other, a "less fat" choice. My medium was more portion than I needed, but I like the smoothie.
I'll have one again someday.
[American coot, White Rock Lake, pencil photo fx; tropical fish, Childrens Aquarium of Dallas, photo fx added, berries on a tree, White Rock Lake, no photo fx, king crab at the Children's Aquarium of Dallas, no photo fx]