FatherSon Ventures

Building a Relationship through Adventure

Aquarium of the Pacific

Written By: Scot Butwell - Feb• 01•15

aquar establishing

With the paint job done in the kitchen, I told D we were going to a surprise: The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.

It was their twelfth annual Festival of Human Abilities, a celebration featuring the creative talents and abilities of people with disabilities.

Yes, the free tickets were a huge incentive.

aqua friend

The best part of the aquarium for D was a ten-foot yellow tug boat and giant plastic fish that shot water ten feet in the air.

He spent an hour and a half playing in the water area and less than thirty minutes in the rest of the aquarium.

Go figure.

He saw a friend he knows from Pediatric Minds, and they took turns straddling the fish and shooting each other with water.

petting shark

While his t-shirt was getting soaked by his friend, I remembered when he didn’t want to get shot with a water pistol.

He’s come a long way.

I also remembered when I started this blog and the Wife would not let me take my son outside a five-mile radius.

Indeed, we’ve all come a long way. The Aquarium of the Pacific was twelve miles from our home.

With his wet t-shirt and the wife’s new attitude, visions of a trip to Lego Land began forming in my head.

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