SEA Aquarium: Is it worth the $38 admission fee?

This was probably my favorite spot … sat here for about 20 minutes just watching the marine life swim to and fro.


As I sat there I wondered about Steve Irwin and the Sting Ray that killed him.  So I googled the difference between the Manta Rays and Sting Rays and found that these gigantic mantas are actually gentler, having no barbs in their tails.


They were actually really playful, spinning over and over again in the column of air bubbles generated by the divers who were doing some maintenance work inside.


These fake wrecks are kinda cool as a visual for those who don’t dive.  I hope they look better and better over time, having real coral grow on them.


Moray eels- scary looking critters.  This tank is filled with them.


Can you see the super camouflaged sea dragons?  Most people think there’s nothing in these tanks because they don’t read the signs so this is one of the few windows that doesn’t have 30 people with their faces pressed against the glass.


I can’t help but think, “tasty” when I saw these lobsters.


The Long Walk, Broken Bread & Broiled Fish on Easter Sunday

Two depressed men, devastated by the loss of who they thought was their saviour, started walking to Emmaus, a 7 mile journey from Jerusalem.  As their faces stood downcast, a stranger joined them to ask what they were discussing and what was wrong.  They couldn’t believe that he didn’t know all that had happened just 2 days ago.  How could anyone forget what happened that Friday afternoon when the sun suddenly disappeared at noon and stayed away until 3PM.  When it finally came back- it was only after a great earthquake had torn the temple curtain in two but seemed to have damage nothing else.

Are you a visitor?” was their incredulous response.

The stranger replied a strange response, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?”

Stunned, they let the stranger continue to open the scriptures to them.

By the time they reached Emmaus, it was nearing night time and they asked the stranger to spend the night so he stayed back with them.  But as they sat down for a meal, the stranger took the bread and broke it exactly like someone they used to know. At the moment they figured out who had been walking with them, the stranger disappeared.

Excited by their discovery, they forgot about the time of day (night had fallen) and their tiredness.  The immediately got up and returned to Jerusalem some 7 miles away.  When they found the others, they declared, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.”

Suddenly, Jesus appeared in their midst, “SHALOM.” Peace be with you.

After Jesus, no longer a stranger, showed them his hands and feet and ask them to touch him so that they can see for themselves that he is real, he asked for food.  He asked for food because he could sense that they did not believe him still, thoroughly amazed by what they were seeing and even feeling.  “Do you have anything to eat here?”

And they gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence.

(Based on Luke 24:13-40)

the truth will set you free!