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18 June 2018 @ 06:07 pm
Friday Was Sister Day!  
So Friday was Sis’ birthday! She took the day off & we went to Auburn Hills to one of the largest outlet malls in the state, or something, idk I’d never been there before. But it got an aquarium a few years back and Sis & Canadian Brother took all four kids back then. It’s not a huge aquarium or anything, but bigger than I expected for being in a mall. There was a wall-to-ceiling-to-wall tunnel of glass where you could walk through with turtles, stingrays, sharks & fish swimming around and above you, which was cool. They had jellyfish & seahorses, my favs. And these little teeny tiny eels that were smaller than worms and burrowed under the sand & then popped up to grab food. They looked like mini little Tremors.

There is also a Lego Discovery Center there, so we went to that too. It was mostly for little kids, as expected. There were some small rides & some building stations. There were life sized Lego people to get pictures with. There was an engineering station, where you could build and make the Legos move or something. But where we spent all our time was the front room, where they had built a mini Lego version of Detroit. There was a working car factory, the Fox Theatre, Ford Field, Comerica Park, a parade, a carnival, the walkway by the river. Every 15 minutes or so, the overhead lights went off & all the Lego lights came on & on a screen behind the river, fireworks ‘went off’. And Comerica Park — the Detroit Tigers’ stadium — was like a pinball game you could actually play. Sis struck out, but I totally hit a home run on my first try! That room, I’m not even doing it justice. It was worth our price of admission.

We also went to lunch at The Rainforest Cafe, that had vines & trees & animatronic animals that moved & wagged their tails & made noise. Every 30 minutes the lights dimmed, thunder clashed, you heard rainfall & there was ‘lightning’ and all the animals went wild & screamed & roared. We had a dessert there called The Volcano that came with a lit sparkler sticking out of the top. It was basically a giant brownie with ice cream, hot fudge & whipped cream all stacked on top. We walked around the mall, got pretzels, went to the Disney store, got our photos taken in a photo booth, bought toys at the Lego store, saw a Claire’s & a Spencer’s like it was 1990 or something, lol.

Some fish at the aquarium, I completely forget what they’re called now, but I totally want to try to paint them.

Lego Comerica Park aka Detroit Tigers Stadium!

Our Volcano dessert!

Then we came home, exhausted but happy! Happy 45th to my big Sis!

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Shireboundshirebound on June 18th, 2018 10:24 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday to sis!!! ♥

I want to dive into that volcano. What a nice outing for everyone.

They looked like mini little Tremors.

lindahoyland: Ginger Boyslindahoyland on June 19th, 2018 03:56 am (UTC)
Glad you had such a great time.
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on June 23rd, 2018 06:34 pm (UTC)
I've been off LJ for a bit, so happy belated B-day to your sister.

PS that 'volcano desert' looks like an ice cream sundae version of Darth Vader...
Jo Ann: Surprised Sleeping Beautyyeuxdebleu on June 24th, 2018 11:14 pm (UTC)
Wow! Sounds like a great day and an awesome place.

We walked around the mall...

You didn't take your wheelchair? That's a lot of walking.

Edited at 2018-06-24 11:15 pm (UTC)