New York Stories 2017 Shots Travel

A Day At Long Island Aquarium

21st September 2017

One of my/our favorite days of THE TRIP was visiting the butterflies and penguins (and other creatures) at Long Island Aquarium.

Neil and I went years ago and we’d been looking forward to taking Isla (even before she was Isla).

I honestly don’t know who was more excited.

Here are some photos from our day there.  With a caption contest for the last one!



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And the priceless moment we actually paid 20 bucks for:


Yes, that is a real penguin, people.  Caption contest, anyone?

Is Awkward Family Photos still a thing?

Notes:  All photos are iPhone photos, except the last one.

Inspiration for this post from life, Dory, random Zen moments, and this weekly photo challenge.









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  • Reply thebeasley 21st September 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Oh wow- my daughter would’ve absolutely loved to have met a penguin! Now we need to go to Long Island to do this! Awesome x

    • Reply Lorna 21st September 2017 at 1:52 pm

      Next time we’ll all go together!

  • Reply Nicole 21st September 2017 at 3:06 pm

    R and the kids would LOVE to have their photo taken with a real penguin! (Actually, I think R would be more excited than the kids. Penguins are his thing.) Neil’s shirt is great, btw.

    • Reply Lorna 21st September 2017 at 4:29 pm

      I have the same shirt. We wore them at our wedding rehearsal. Because no one needs two dresses.

  • Reply Beth 21st September 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Ollie would be so jealous of that penguin picture! His favorite stuffed toy is a penguin. So cute!!

  • Reply Suzanne [globalhousesitterX2] 21st September 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Lorna, love the photos of the fish. Aren’t those blue ones beautiful!!


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  • Reply Ruthie Ridley (@RuthieRidley) 21st September 2017 at 6:13 pm

    My kids would love this!!!

  • Reply Tina Schell 21st September 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Wow, $20 – one would expect that the sign should cut off your husband’s head!!! Personally I’d call it People and Penguin Portrait 😀

    • Reply Lorna 21st September 2017 at 6:58 pm

      Expensive yes, but worth it to see Neil and Isla have this moment. Couple of penguin obsessives, they are. He wouldn’t have appreciated being cut out.

  • Reply Linda 21st September 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Layers of fun! I have been meaning to go there, bring only a couple of hours’ drive away. Thanks for reminding me with your adorable pictures!

  • Reply Mistle 22nd September 2017 at 4:10 am

    Looks like such a fun trip!!! So many pretty photos!!

  • Reply Joan E Wilder 22nd September 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Lorna – where is the aquarium ? Is it in Riverhead? Must be in Suffolk county? I love penguins and used to live in LI but never went there 🙂 looks like fun!

    • Reply Lorna 22nd September 2017 at 4:57 pm

      Hi Joan, Yep, it’s in Riverhead. Used to be called Atlantis Marine World, too, I think.

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