Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Under the Sea

I really enjoyed myself at the Long Beach Aquarium.  It's a very impressive facility with excellent displays.

But the most interesting exhibit had nothing to do with oceans -- it was the bird aviary filled with the most colorful parrots.  You can buy little cups of sugar water and the birds will land on your hand and drink from it.  This means the birds swoop real low over the head of everyone who enters to see if they're offering snacks.  Great people watching as newcomers get bird-bombed as they first come in.

Afterwards I took a terrific short cruise around the Long Beach Harbor and got to see everything from Sea Lions to Cargo Terminals.