28 March 2008

Time to switch to decaf!

From AP:
Woman crashes into water, saves coffee
Thu Mar 27, 9:45 PM ET
OAKLAND, Calif. - A woman is safe after losing control of her car and accidently driving into the waters of the Oakland Estuary. But on the upside, she saved her morning coffee
Authorities say the car went into the water a little after 6 a.m. Thursday after its 22-year-old driver apparently lost control of her car while reaching for a cell phone.
After the car became lodged in stilts under a home on the water, the driver was able to get out of the car and make it back to shore.
Onlookers say she came ashore still cradling her coffee cup.

The big to do

In the spirit of spring I had one of our guys (a former hairdresser) chop off my lunky locks. Now it's springs turn!!

My favorite...

to wake up to. The fire pager going off at 6:00 am and four inches of snow (and counting, of course)...

26 March 2008

Plow this

Aaahhh, spring. The birds return, the maple syrup begins to flow, and the snow begins to melt. Well, two out of three isn't bad. Woke up to a fresh blanket of snow again this morning. At least it was a light blanket. Not enough to have to worry about snow plowing or shoveling. Except there is a special meeting so everyone can get together and argue about whether or not we can legally do it, never mind that we (as a town)already agreed that we were going to continue doing it. Personally, I don't think we should do it. For one thing, it makes me feel like we are trapped in an Ayn Rand novel. At our town meeting the road agent said that some driveways are plowed thoroughly, some are plowed lightly, and some are not plowed at all. It's done depending on need. What?!? We all pay the same to the town. This is New Hampshire. Live Free or Die! When did we turn socialist? Who determines what need people have, anyway? For instance, I'd sure like to know who decided that our "need" was little to none?? I guess my hubby being on the volunteer fire department and rescue squad and needing to get out of the driveway at a moments notice does not create a "need." The fact that we travel for our business and have people that need to get in to our driveway to take care of our animals is not enough of a "need." The fact that the folks we have using the greenhouse growing food for a local co-op don't really need to park in the driveway. If I am paying for the service I want consistent service, or I want to be able to pick someone else if they are doing a sucky job. Or maybe what I would really like is for it to STOP snowing!!

25 March 2008

Carnaval de Quebec

Finally Paul forwarded pics from the boy's boondoggle in Quebec City.

23 March 2008

Girls Day

What a great weekend. A friend of ours in town was given comp ski tickets from a guy he's doing a kitchen remodel for. He invited Art to go along. Actually, he has asked several times but this time it worked out! Art was planning on heading up to ski Gunstock with our friend, his three kids, our friends brother, and his son. All of us wives felt a little left out so we decided to go with them. Not skiing, mind you. There are some outlet stores very near the ski resort. We headed out at 6:00am yesterday morning, coffee in hand. We stopped half way up to meet the other half of our party, then on to Tilton. The guys and kids hit the slopes right at opening, and we headed down the hill stopping at Dunkie's to wait for the stores to open. We started at Kohl's where I got a couple pair of shorts for Art, and the Evil Place (aka Walmart) for Easter gifts for their kids since they opened first. Then we hit the outlet mall. I think we went in every store there except the Big and Tall Men's store, and Big Dog. We had fun trying different lotions, and body sprays at the Body Works store, spent forever playing with kitchen gadgets at the kitchen store, trying on clothes, looking at purses... The first time any of us looked at a clock was 2:00! We got a big laugh thinking about how only fifteen minutes would have passed before any of our spouses would have started watching the clock! We shopped on looking at all of the light and airy Easter dresses that we wouldn't be able to wear until August because it is still only 25 degrees out during the day! We laughed at all the swim suits and tank tops at full price, while we were able to scoop up turtlenecks and long johns for five bucks a piece, and Icamethisclose to buying a suede winter jacket with a (fake)fur hood for $40. No, I splurged and bought a summer purse and wallet from Liz for $15. We realized we were starving and headed over to the nearest restaurant. We had a little beverage, and some lunch, then moved to a different mall. Didn't spend much, but had a great time! The guys stopped by after the slopes shut down. The Skiers headed back in the mini-van while we finished shopping then headed back south. We stopped at our friend's brother's house on the way home to swap stories before heading home. We got back at about 10:00. What can make a good day better? The guys sold a truck of pellets, three stoves, a boiler, and a bulk system today :)> Good for all of us!

20 March 2008

Mish Mash

Stargate Ark of Truth. A+++++++++++++++++

Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have watched twice so far, and will a few more times before sending it back. I am pretty sure Art just needs to get me my own copy :)

From one of our guys. Such a great group we have!

Look how big my little blizzard monster has grown already!

17 March 2008

Happy St. Patty's

From Dave:
Two men were sitting next to each other at Murphy's Pub.
After awhile, one guy looks at the other and says, 'I can't
Help but think, from listening to you, that you're from Ireland .'

The other guy responds proudly, 'Yes, that I am!'
The first guy says, 'So am I! And where about
From Ireland might you be?'

The other guy answers, 'I'm from Dublin , I am.'
The first guy responds, 'So am I!'
'Mother Mary and begora. And what street did you live on in Dublin ?'
The other guy says, 'A lovely little area it was. I lived
On McCleary Street in the old central part of town.'

The first guy says, 'Faith and it's a small world. So did

I! So did I! And to what school would you have been going?'
The other guy answers, 'Well now, I went to St. Mary's,
Of course.'

The first guy gets really excited and says, 'And so did I.
Tell me, what year did you graduate?'

The other guy answers, 'Well, now, let's see. I
Graduated in 1964.' The first guy exclaims, 'The Good Lord must be
Smiling down upon us! I can hardly believe our
Good luck at winding up in the same bar tonight.
Can you believe it, I graduated from St. Mary's
In 1964 my own self!'

About this time, Vicky walks into the bar, sits
Down and orders a beer.
Brian, the bartender, walks over to Vicky, shaking
His head and mutters, 'It's going to be a long night tonight.'

Vicky asks, 'Why do you say that, Brian?'
'The Murphy twins are drunk again.'

Happy St Paddy's Day Everyone!!

Why wait?

One of our favorite activities on holiday is renting bikes. What a great way to get fresh air and a little exercise while seeing and being a part of the local community. We have not had bikes at home for years, though. Polar was our main reason. We are sketchy enough at getting him out on walks sometimes. If we had a bike he would lose out for sure. Now that our beloved pup is over ten years old, and other than little walks not really interested we decided it was time to take the plunge. We managed to squeeze it into our running out and about this week, lucking out and getting it between the two snow days. We were able to take a quick ride before the snow. Yesterday evening it was decent outside so we decided to take another quick ride. (Po got walks both days ;) I got the nubby tires and one step this side of dirt bike, and Art got a full blown dirt bike so we had no problem on our mushy dirt road, or with the snow, frost heaves, pot holes, etc. We did a time check to the town offices. Biking will be my mode of transportation there for sure. I even got a little shelf on the back for my briefcase :) There is a good hill coming home, but takes about ten minutes each way. Now I just need a t-shirt of a bike rider from Life is Good!

16 March 2008

Town Meeting

In true Yankee tradition our little town held it's annual Town Meeting. It is a day long awaited, sometimes hard fought but always time well invested. The new town employees are sworn in, we go over the budget, discuss and vote on warrant articles that have been brought before the board of selectmen throughout the year.
It started with our moderator going over the policies and procedures. Mostly warnings to play nice, no personal attacks. We have two distinct factions in town. Old working families that have been here for generations, and new money crowd that wants to lock our town in a box so they have their pastoral setting preserved (at any cost).
Then preacher Dave from our non-denominational church got up, reminded us to all remember that we live in the same town, are neighbors, have to live with each other... He suggested a snow-ball fight to ease the tension later which got a big laugh. Then a quick prayer asking us to all get along.
I won the election for Town Treasurer, so I, along with five others, went up to the front to get sworn in. We repeated (to the best of our memory's ability) the lengthy "I, do solemnly swear..."
Our first topic was the budget. Having seen the budget batted back and forth between the town administrators and the selectboard about a hundred times in the last couple of months, and seeing where the numbers were going (down- fast) I was shocked when selectman Ted called a motion to vote without reading it. 2/3 vote to read it. (Phew)
So off we stomped through the various budgets, with people asking about every increase. Except the police???? We have a joint venture with the local delinquent town to share police. This other town's pd quit about five years ago, which allowed the town to turn into a crack den overnight. Nonetheless, we now "share" police with them and both pay pretty much 50-50. I have never seen Jim (our cop) in his office at the town and other than when he is parked in his driveway I have not seen him about town. I've heard the average response time is two hours if you do call. (Five minutes is the average for the volunteer (unpaid) Fire and Rescue squads.) So when we were hit with a $30,000 increase and a new five year contract I thought surely someone would pipe up?! No.
But when it came to upgrading the computers in the office we had a half an hour discussion. We have three computers for six people. I do not have one at all. I come home or bring my laptop. They use Windows 98, non-networked, and ONE computer has dial-up to be able to link to the state for license plate registration. Two still use dot matrix printers and one with a Deskjet. They wanted to vote to upgrade the one computer that we have to meet state requirements, and get a $500 Dell for the rest of us. I spoke up on that one saying that the cost of a hardware/software person is where the money is and it will be pretty much the same per visit so it would be wise to have them come only once if we really wanted to save. Another lady stood up and said with her arms shrugged up in the air, "Only ONE of you has DIAL-UP????" A good laugh followed... The upgrade was approved and we moved on.
About a week ago I had been approached about saying something to the effect of vote all the warrant articles down because we can't afford them. The night before town meeting I got a call from another friend asking if I would say something about not spending money we don't have. I agreed. Then regretted it. I have long held the fine line of anonymity in town. Most people did not know which side of the fence I sat. If I start talking my cover is blown!
Well, after we approved the budget with minimal changes we moved on to the warrant articles. This is where the two factions really butt heads. The Friends of T Town Hall are one of the most extreme 'I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth' crowds. They have spent about $700,000 so far renovating our town hall. They have done beautiful work, a new cuppola, granite counters and stainless steel ovens in the kitchen they moved, crown moldings... One person got up and said, "...now we can all see how the other half lives..." They wanted another $150,000 from the town (from the town's savings account to be precise) to do wiring, turn a storage area into a balcony, rip up the floor (um, wouldn't you start with that???). They still have $300,000 in cash and a town full of contractors whose work is getting slim with the housing slow down... So the new guard begged for desperately needed funds (because $300,000 just isn't enough?!?), and the old guard offered their services, or asked if they could bid the jobs at a better price instead.
I prepared for my big moment, and wrote out a mini-speech. It was my turn. After stating my name I said," I would like everyone to consider this and the other warrant articles very carefully. If we don't keep a tight reign on our spending we'll be caught short. I was alarmed to see how quickly this town is going to be deficit spending if we don't change our path. Heading into a recession and leaner times I encourage you all to be more conservative, and save our Rainy Day funds for the storm that has yet to come." I was VERY nervous, but felt a little better as about ten heads were vigorously bobbing in agreement as I was talking.
We then had a ballot vote and break. Four people approached me, introduced themselves, and thanked me for speaking up. The warrant article failed :) One down four to go. All of the warrant articles failed, except the one for repairing a bridge. I think the idea was that our road agent was going to have a hard enough year, between all the snow, and the incredible damage the roads have sustained this year.
The last item on the agenda was snow-plowing. If you have followed me for a while you know my feelings on this. There is also incredible debate about whether it is legal. Certainly insurance is an issue. They may not pay if someone hits a kid, car, or house... The (new guard) selectman actually had the nerve to say we should table the article so we could "continue to fly under the radar" and have our driveways plowed. It brought one town employee to tears to think that we, as a town, were all agreeing to break the law just to have our driveways plowed. Before anyone else could speak someone moved to table. We did not agree, but were out voted and the article was tabled.
You win some you lose some.
We ended off the day at the town's pub. More people introduced themselves, and thanked me for speaking up which made me feel really good. I mostly talked with the town administrator, but also with the moderator, the new selectman, and some friends. It is a rare day that I am more social than Art, so I embraced it. Art was great. Just happy sitting at the bar chatting with the owner, joining our conversation from time to time, talking with friends, and entertaining some of our friends kids who were there.

15 March 2008

Woke up to this...

This week there was only one flurry (on Tuesday), and it almost felt like spring would indeed come this year.
Three inches and counting...(((((sigh)))))

09 March 2008


A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, "How heavy is this glass of water? "
Answers called out ranged from 8oz. to 20oz.
The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it."
"If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance."
"In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."
He continued, "And that's the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."
"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden. "
"So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work/life down. Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow."
"Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a mom ent if you can. Relax; pick them up later after you've rested. Life is short. Enjoy!"
And then he shared some ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

1* Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.

2* Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

3* Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

4* Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.

5* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

6 * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

8 * Never buy a car you can't push.

9* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

10* Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

11* Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

12 (mine) Even if you're on the right road you will get run over if you are standing still.

13* When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

14* Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

15* You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

16* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

17* We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

18* A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

08 March 2008

Two Pots Plus

We are in the stove business. You would assume that our busy time would be the "winter" months; November, December, January, February. No. The store is busiest August through Thanksgiving, and my busiest month- BY FAR- is March. Why March?!? Or a bigger question, why does it surprise me how busy I am each time March rolls around? You think I would remember!
What makes March so crazy? Well, a little synopsis of my week might shed some light on that.
The first day home from Georgia I wanted to sit and drink coffee all morning. But there was the un-packing, laundry, and vacuuming all the pet hair that was deposited while we were gone that needed to be done. So I sipped while I worked. Shopping since we have no food in the house and I hadn't done real shopping in almost two months because we were gone so much. Stopping at Dunkies for a refresher... Checking all of the little things that piled up at the store, service issues, employee issues, Art was at the store all for six hours... When he got home I made another pot. Checking e-mail since we were computer free (won't do that again!) was a lovely process as I have two business e-mails, and about six other accounts.
Monday Art picked up the box of mail that accumulated while we were gone while I made coffee. We sorted, answered what we needed to, a contract by fax, entered and paid bills. March is also the time that manufacturer's clean up their books. This is when they pull invoices out of their hat that I have never seen before. Always fun to get bills when we are slowing down at the store- NOT! Shoveling and plowing snow were high on the list today, too. There were two storms while we were gone. One six inches, and one ten inches. Lots of shoveling! Another pot of coffee...
We also had to write a letter and complete a form that came while we were gone but had to be in on Tuesday! We scheduled appointments for the car to get new brakes because it failed inspection a couple of days before we left, scheduled annual service for our piggy-back and warehouse forklift to get ready for early buy. This day ended early at 7:00 because Art had a fire meeting.
Tuesday quick coffee as we got up early and headed up to Manchester to get the brakes done on the Passat, stopped for breakfast and coffee, finished food shopping, and went to pick up paint at our distributor and bring it to the shop. Then home and another pot to do some homework on a couple of pieces of property we have been looking at. We touched base with the realtor. We started trying to contact the existing warehouse owner for a possible extension on our lease since the search is not going well... Then we launched into creating sales and purchase reports to start our early buy orders. At the show the manufacturer's release their annual purchase programs, most of which have to have the main order in by the end of the month or earlier. We started with pipe since we are planning a switch to a new company. We also had to make several calls to our sales rep and Harman to try to figure out how to do their early buy since they are using a floor plan company, and our bank said not to make any major commitments until we have the loan secure- ((Sigh)) Oh, and called the floorplan company to get their application, then filled it out. Haven't sent it yet, but after a conference call with the a guy at the stove company and our rep we managed to break our initial order into two and submitted the first part of our stove order. Then I downloaded the store's pos data into my system (LOVE GoToMyPC!!!), of course had problems and spent an hour remapping the accounts. Turned off my computer at eight.
Wednesday Art's day started at five when his fire pager went off for a motor vehicle accident. I got up early made coffee and hit the reports again. Figuring out the dollar value of what we have in pipe, how much we would have to spend for new pipe blah blah blah. This took a ridiculous amount of time, especially in hind sight since we ended up not switching and just making a small fill in order with our existing pipe :( This day I spent also spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to navigate the Massachusetts state web site trying to find out how to, and then sign up for new requirements they have. Pain in the butt! We moved my sewing table over so I can make new drop cloths for cleaning season. A storm is brewing at the store. Two of our guys are at each others throats. A guy who used to work for us wants to come back. So one employee is taking upon himself to drive another out to make room for the previous guy ((Sigh)). I also talked with another dealer about the floorplan company(pretty new to both of us), Massachusetts (she has gotten further than I have), and GE finance credit cards to offer consumers (which we do and they want to), also service issues that are common and general chat. While I was on the phone Art made coffee and another dealer I called to talk with me about a web page I am working on to promote a positive message about wood pellets because I got so pissed at our industry magazine and a representative web site for their negativity. Oh, I forgot that on Monday Art also hired a new tech... Little things~ Then I talked with our sales rep about a presentation he does since Art has to prepare and give a biomass presentation next Wednesday. After a dinner break I started working up the list for the employee meeting on Thursday. I think I shut off the computer at 9:00.
Thursday, oh boy. Art made coffee. I got up and finished the list of things to talk about for the meeting. Came up with a new serial number log procedure and log that we will have to use for the floorplan company, printed out copies and saved file to jump drive to take to store. I also gathered up all of the relevant show material to give the guys as well as a little synopsis of what to tell them... Then I had to run to the town for my second job. Always coffee there :) thanks to Jeanne. With elections next week and candidates night last week there is quite a buzz. A somewhat controversial selectman read my letter so the jury is out on how that will affect me... When I got back we headed down to the store stopping for coffee at a favorite of ours J. Beaner. Art was swept away with things they save for him. Since it was mid-day I had to do multiple presentations of the meeting since customers were flowing in, and people were in and out due to service. We went to the warehouse to do a pipe count, and see how the clean up for an eventual move was going. I did a graph layout of how we will shoe horn 35 stoves into the stores basement when they come next week. After addressing a few computer issues that the guys brought to my attention we headed off to the town to talk with the zba about a property we were looking at. Then to Charlie's presentation two hours north. We stopped on the way for a quick bite having iced tea instead of coffee, and to get an ice axe at EMS for Art's trip up Mount Washington next month. We attended Charlies presention and spent time talking with the dealer it was held at. We shared info on grills, and he showed us switch grass/wood pellets which are a new product from Energex. Very cool to us pellet geeks... After talking with Charlie we headed out stopping for dinner and coffee of course- decaf for me full strength for Art. We got home a little after ten.
Friday, are we there yet? Art made coffee today. I started by trying to get my DVD Recorder set to record the biomass segment done by Sam Champion on Good Morning America. I think I failed, but they have it online. You can see it at woodpelletguru. More paperwork this morning, as an old pain in the ass has popped up creating insurance drama. Sort that out. Spent time working on a web page update which is long overdue. I sent out inquiries and talked with a couple of suppliers who we were interested in and/or hadn't gotten information from yet, and did a back and forth with our stove reps about Mass's license requirements. I made another pot then talked with our banker about the inevitable floorplan order, and properties... Art faxed off the pipe order and just when I was getting ready to tackle the GE Floorplan company my Mom called. Crap, I was supposed to call her on Tuesday. Crap again, my Vonage is cutting in and out because the cable junction outside is under water. Hang up, go fix wire, heat shrink wrap it with hubby's help, and try to call my folks back. Just about then the phone calls from the store began. Remember that storm I was talking about. It's here. The guy who wants the other guy out decided that he didn't want to work with guy B who is our service tech btw. So guy A takes off in the 350 pellet delivery truck to do a service call (guy B's job), and no tools because he is in a delivery truck. Three hours later when guy B's next appointment time is coming up fast Art gets called. So the round about of who, why, how, WHAT?!? begins. Ending with guy A yelling at Art and Art yelling back. "I have to go," I tell my folks. Then a couple of calls by me to make sure the customer is taken care of and an appointment with both guys for later. Then we head down to the shop to get parts to finish the service call, which guy A couldn't do, of course... Then up to customer's house. While Art was in there I finished e-mail, and worked on the web page some more. Art comes out, needs a weird little sensor that we don't have with us- Murphy's Law at work here. Then back down to the store. Coffee. Talk with guy A, talk with Art about what guy A said. Talk with guy B, then all four of us talk. It is six thirty now. We then head back up to customers house to put part in. At eight we headed off to China Star for dinner and a Scorpian Bowl.
Today, I am tired. Neither of us have brought up anything to do with the store, or any other topic that has to do with the W word. Not that there isn't plenty to do, we just want a break. I'm going to go fill up my coffee again. I think we are at a new level of insanity as it now takes two plus pots of coffee a day to keep us moving at the pace we need to!

02 March 2008

French Cuisine and other parties...

Each year at the Hearth Show we are treated to some great treats, and some eye opening events by our suppliers. This year was no exception. The PFI lunch is always the first meeting/gathering. I was a little disappointed this year. It is the first time I walked out wondering why I had bothered all these years... The intros were fine, the usual report on how the manufacturers aren't working together was not a surprise. A half an hour selling the hotel that the next meeting is at-wtf! The industry group we belong to gave their usual negative reports on pellet. Then they wasted an inordinate amount of time talking about a wood stove changeout program that had absolutely nothing to do with biomass. The one manufacturer who did talk, said we didn't need to waste our time and energy on the consumer, we needed to give all of our money to lobbyists to promote commercial uses of pellet (to the crowd full of hearth retailers!), ending with some schmuck from the industry's magazine who ended his vomitous rendition of where pellet is with a quote and the meeting with the words of some senile old wood burner who said,"...pellet stoves aren't worth a shit!" Nice.
The NorthEast's Beer in the Bathtub was a great way to kick off the Show as always. The food was gone in a flash, but we caught up with our fellow dealers and had a good time all around. We even saw a few faces that had been absent last year.

We launched the show at the Harman booth. Very happy to see that very little if anything had changed. The one new face was the new operations manager VP. VP is his name, I didn't ask... They had a couple of new products which is more than I can say for most. There were a few European companies there with biomass product which was great to see. Also a fair number of pellet manufacturers had booths, and even a pellet mill company so that was good to see.
We did sneak out with one of our sales reps to go to the World's largest aquarium and out to lunch- a sushi place of course!

We spent the evening with our Canadian manufacturers. We went to the Canadian reception with them which made our little northeast party look like tea time. There was a rowdy crowd, hockey, and lots of food, and drink. Then we went to a real hockey game (my first ever) and had a great time. I was the only girl, but they didn't seem to mind too much. At eleven that night we hit the town to find food ending up at a great restaurant where most of the guys had lamb, or tenderloin. I had soup because it was way past my turn into a pumpkin hour. The final night we had so many options. One rep wanted to take us to a Brazilian place (did that in Vegas...), we had the pipe company's party, Lennox's big Coke party, and an invite to Harman's dinner. We opted for the last as we are always in for a treat when Karen picks a dining experience for us. So what do you get when you spend a weeks budget on your meal? (and another week's on your spouses?) A gastronomical delight.

I traded my oysters for Art's fois gras

Art and I had lamb for the main course. Glorias Seafood trio with champagne foam looked incredible as well!

The cheese course.

I had a grand marnier souffle for my dessert course.

Art had a chocolate tart for his dessert course.
The Harman crew du jour.

The meal ended with Roses for the ladies, and chocolates for the men.

World's Largest Aquarium

Huge Piranha tank! I could see their little needle like teeth! So Sharp!

Ray petting tank~

Japanese crabs that were over two feet, and can get up to four feet in size! A little creepy...

Three Belugas in a tank.

Cute little seadragons.

Me and the cichlid tank.