Sunday, April 28, 2013

Georgia Aquarium is the World's Largest


 

In 2001 Bernard Marcus envisioned the World’s Largest Aquarium for Atlanta Georgia to encourage financial growth and to provide education to the community. He did his research and traveled 13 countries and observed 56 aquariums to the smallest detail.

Bernard proved how much he wanted an aquarium for Atlanta when he donated 250 million dollars and obtained donations of 40 million---so the aquarium could open without obligation---it was debt free.

Jeffery Scott Swanagan was responsible for most of the aquarium’s creation and design. His resume included other aquariums and zoos of which he was the American Director. His brilliance of the Georgia Aquarium has been recognized many times over as millions visit each year.

After over two years of construction the Georgia Aquarium opened on November 21, 2005. It was built on land donated by the Coca-Cola Company. The aquarium building covers 13 acres and hold 8,000,000 of fresh and salt water.

Today it has over 120,000 fish, sea creatures and 500 plus different species. The physical address of the Aquarium is 225 Baker Street and hours are Sunday---Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Always check for “Holiday Hours” which may be different. Everyone who visits goes through a security check so everyone should feel very safe with their families. I know I am glad to know this information ahead of time.

Thanks to these two great visionaries Bernard Marcus and Jeffery Scott Swanagan  we have an amazing Aquarium to visit and enjoy for many decades to come.

 

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is the World's Third Largest




Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium was opened on November 1, 2002 and is located in Japan within the Ocean Expo of the National Government Park. It was built because the number of tourist for the park was decreasing fast. It was believed that if a new aquarium was added it would bring the tourist back.

The Japanese people name the park Churaumi because it means beautiful or graceful in the Okinawan dialect and umi means ocean in Japanese. There are 80 Species of coral and deep sea creatures, sharks, white sharks, manta rays and tropical fish. Near the Aquarium there are Dolphins Shows and Manatees Exhibitions.

Okinawa is an Island with 1.4 Million plus people and it has a plan to increase the population by encouraging couples to have more children and to invite the ones who left the island to return.
 
 

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Kuroshio Sea---Aquarium is the Second Largest in the World.


Kuroshio is in Japan and located on the southern tip which makes it the best aquarium real estate in the world. Kuroshio is a new town formed March, 2006 from the fusion of two towns of Ogata and Saga from the Hata District.

Tourist gathers to the area in the summer for camping and surfing. Many volunteers are up at sunrise to help the newly hatched baby turtles make their way to the sea. They protect the baby turtles from birds and people walking on the beach.

Kuroshio is famous within Japan for its Skipjack Tuna fishing. Many fishermen fish for them since they are valuable for food and to sell.




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Best Aquarium in the World


Dubai is in the United Arab Emirates which entails seven states (states are called emirates.) so Dubai is one of seven states: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain.

The United Arab Emirates is located in SW Asia, adjoining the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf. It separates Oman and Saudi Arabia. This is so beautiful it takes by breath away to see such an exquisite aquarium is unbelievable.
And I hope everyone enjoys this as much as I did---I viewed the videos twice. It would be great to travel there---but I would advise anyone to check with our United States Government---American Embassy first---because there are warnings.
And this is sad not to be able to travel the world and see all the beautiful places without fear of being harmed. I hope travelers from other counties can came to America and enjoy all we have to offer with being afraid.


Dubai Part 2
Part 3


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Friday, April 26, 2013

East Coast Seafood Festivals


Seattle Washington’s Seafood Festivals in 2013

You have time to get your family together for a vacation to Seattle for one of these great festivals.

The choice is yours as you view this video and write down the dates so you will not miss one of the best places to be this summer.
 
 

                                                         Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Festivals

What a tropical paradise Heaven to be there in Hawaii and experience the taste of seafood prepared their way and to meet such beautiful people. I love the Hawaiian people and their culture.
Their music will charm the wild beast in anyone and will help one to a wonderful night's sleep as the waves kiss the pearly shores.

                                                              


                                                        

                                                           Lobster Fest in California
With some of the finest prepared and tastiest Lobster in the world by the experts who know what they are doing. Anyone who is going to visit California in September call ahead for the exact date of the fest.
 
                          



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Thursday, April 18, 2013

St. Augustine Seafood Festival and Tour


 

This is the fun place to be in my favorite place to visit---I love St. Augustine. My sister and I went for a long weekend to see the sites and rode a trolley through town to just all the sites. It was in November so we missed the Seafood Festival which was on March 1, 2013---no video available at this time---but I will keep checking and update. Until then enjoy of of St. Augustine I love.

The lucky ones who were there had a great time of fun in the sun, seafood for any appetite, arts and crafts galore, music to enjoy, booths of food, artist booths, vendors booths---it is endless.

St. Augustine is a family trip for sure---whatever your heart desires---you will find it there. The ambiance calls me back for a visit often---I try to answer the call when I can. I enjoyed the history of the old buildings, the fort, the bridges over the water, the many restaurants, beautiful beaches and the nice people ones meets in these places. My list is never ending for all the fun events to visit and I bought the most beautiful pair of earrings. They also had a large Flea market in St. Augustine and if we had stayed another day---we were planning to attend it.

I think of St. Augustine every time I wear my earring--- and the next time I go I will get a conch shell---they are so beautiful.

So mark your calendars for the next time you feel a “Family Trip” is need to relax and enjoy a bit of life that we all work so hard to have and never get to enjoy. You will be glad you did. I am calling my sister now to see when we can go again.

May you always walk in Florida Sunshine and get beach sand between your toes.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Seafood Festival in 2013


 

Revel in the beautiful sunshine of the Florida Keys while attending the January Seafood Festival. Always call ahead for the exact date in January so you and your family will not miss it.
 It is located at Bayview Park in Key West for more information ---www.fkcfa.org
When the rest of the USA is snowing---Florida has its warm sunshine where families enjoy all the outdoor activities.

Plan a “Mini-Vacation” around the Seafood Festivals in Florida and you will be glad you did. Bring your camera and share your fun in the sun. There is nothing like the outdoors in Florida---we are very spoiled with all the beaches and places to visit.

So make your plans to enjoy life in the sun and share with family and friends. You will want to return every year for more seafood, entertainment, booths galore, plants, shop until you drop and have the best time of your life.
 

Here are the current Seafood Food Festivals and I will be adding more as time goes on.




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