Here's what Michele's friend Darrin had to say about their trip to Chattanooga: We made a special trip down to Chattanooga from Nashville specifically to visit your aquarium. Michele had been there years before and it seemed like a great idea for a road trip, while I was visiting Nashville from Colorado Springs. It was a fantastic trip! Except for the rain, it was an incredible trip. We could have spent several more hours just hanging out watching the fish, the sharks, the turtle... It's hard to say what was the best part. The seahorse, sea dragons, the penguins, petting a sting ray, or maybe just listening to the very knowledgeable volunteers telling stories about the animals. It was all fantastic. Unfortunately, timing prevented me from more than just a day trip to your beautiful city, but I hope to come back again. Next time, I hope to make a weekend of it, and spend some time enjoying some of the other activities around town.
Gentoo penguin - taken by Michele Smith
North American river otters - taken by Michele Smith
Leafy sea dragon - taken by Michele Smith