If you ever come to Destin, Florida on vacation and you have the kids with you, take a break from the beach one day and check out the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. It is just across the bridge from Destin in Fort Walton Beach (on Okaloosa Island). There is several activities to suit each age group. I took Jack there for his first time last month and he loved it! I’m not sure of his favorite section although I know he really liked the dolphin show. He also asked to see the alligators, which are big, he wanted to see bigger and go pet them. I blame myself for letting him watch Gator Boys for that one. My personal favorite part are the penguins (yes! Penguins in Florida!) and the touch and feel sealife tank. Tickets aren’t too bad priced for what all you get to see.
Deciding to go here all started because Jack wanted to be a ninja turtle. We have an old turtle shell at home and it really peaked his interest.
Diet Coke and Mentos explode! Did anyone else know that? I didn’t until just the other day and decided we had to try it out. Of course we had to try it out on a day that daddy was home so he could actually get all sticky and I take pictures. This was a fun time. However, it is a shame that each bottle can only be used once. Also pouring the soda into smaller glasses in hopes for more activities doesn’t work. Both regular and diet coke work for this as you can see in the pictures.
All you need is a bottle of Diet Coke (or Coke) and a between 5-6 Mentos.