We spent the early part of the day at the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. We visited here last year, but only had a few hours to explored the main building. This time, we got to see it all, including the nice nature walk between the buildings. Here, Spenser is making the seismograph jiggle by jumping on the ground.
Eaten by sharks! Again!
After a nap, we spent the late afternoon at the beach, had some dinner and then headed back to the hotel. If you can't tell, both kids were exhausted.
We took the back way to drive home and stumbled on this great nature preserve. It's part of an old farm that is being allowed to go back to native grasses. The park bumps up against a waterway that dumps into the Rappahannock River and there is a canoe put in and a fishing dock. Spenser had a lot of fun collecting sticks and inspecting the little garter snake we found.