Namine was feeling much better, but the weather took a turn for the worse. So we made the most of it, and spent the day at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, in Gatlinburg.

Today was a welcome respite after Namine’s persistent sickness. She lost herself in going from exhibit to exhibit — the fish, sharks, eels, crabs, rays, and more. (But don’t worry, we didn’t lose her.) As excited as she was, she never took off ahead, and was always patient enough to wait until all four of us were ready to move on.

We traveled an underwater tunnel, watched the penguins get fed, and Namine even got to pet a horseshoe crab and a moon jellyfish. Of course, when we got back to the condo, we were exhausted. I expect Namine to rest well tonight. (She was asleep pretty much as soon as she laid down.)