Love Affair with FishI set up my first tank when I was 10 years old. It was a standard 10 gallon and I filled it immediately with colorful gravel and plastic water plants, and about 20 fish. Every fish was dead in the next two weeks. I was extremely disappointed. A few years later, a school friend was moving to live with her father in California and she gave me all her fish. She assured me that her fish will survive, since she does nothing to keep them alive except feed them. She never changed the water.... read more »
Last year, the whole Europeexperiencedone of the toughest winters in the past 50 years and Romania was no exception. For about 4 months all we could see around was a sea of white, with just a few human figuressprinkled sparingly,like black polka dots (by the way, what's up with people wearing all black during cold months? Spice up your lives a bit, it can only do good to your winter blues. Clue below)
I had terrible troubles getting out with the girls, even more with my car because of frozen brake... read more »
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After spending the morning on a scenic drive, we spent the afternoon doing touristy stuff in town. We took the kids to Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, where we spent some time walking through the exhibits.
With Optimus Prime
We had dinner with friends and called it a night.
Farah and the boys drove in on Saturday, and were so exhausted that they went straight to bed. But we met next morning at Pancake Pantry for breakfast.
Breakfast was delicious, and worth the wait outside in the chilly weather... read more »
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On our second day in Atlanta we were planning to visit the Georgia Aquarium (a place we've visited several times, but enjoy going back to) and the World of Coca Cola. But evidently the rest of the world had the same idea. We had no clue that the crowds would be so huge. It was virtually impossible to walk anywhere without bumping into people, and taking photos was even more difficult. However, thanks to some advance booking we were able to get tickets for the new Dolphin Tales show, which was sold out by... read more »
We almost have all our suitcases packed for our trip with a day to spare, yay! That means I'll be able to spend most of tomorrow tying up loose ends around the house, finishing what's left of the laundry, and a little bit of cleaning. I don't expect Zakir to make much of a mess during his two weeks at home by himself, but I also don't expect him to do much cleaning while we're gone, ha!We have a little over a nine hour layover in Chicago on Monday (the next connection would have barely left an hour betwe... read more »
Who doesn't like colorful fish? The kids had a great time at Shedd Aquarium, and stopped to say hi to Nemo too!And a few other fishy friends too:
Waiting for the dolphin showOn the way back we rode past Grant Park and got a view of the Buckingham Fountain: read more »
Yesterday we were planning a trip to the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center to check out the rockets and visit the Star Wars exhibit. But it turns out that the Star Wars exhibit doesn't open until the end of June, so we decided, on the spur of the moment, to go to Atlanta for the day instead.Good intentions, but things didn't start out as smoothly as planned. First of all it took us a lot longer than we wanted just to get everyone mobilized. Then as the kids were sitting in the car I ran upstairs to get ... read more »