Andrew and I flew down to Florida to pick up Sydney after her adventure with Grandma Franny. Unfortunately, since Matt had so recently changed jobs he could not join us. Grandma Pam picked us up at the Tampa airport and drove us down to her home near Bradenton where Mom & Sydney would meet us. Together we all enjoyed dinner at St Armands Circle and some shopping.
The next morning we visited the Tampa Aquarium. The stingray touch tank was a hit with Sydney. I enjoyed the leafy dragons & scorpion fish but the highlight for all was the backstage visit we set up to meet the penguins. We met with the biologist who introduced us to several South African Penguins each with their own personality. They felt extremely soft and were very curious.