My brother and sister-in-law invited us to join then in a super sweet volunteer project for the Belle Isle Conservancy. The project was to move the koi fish, like 80 year old Moe pictured above, from the aquarium basement to the outdoor pond.
First we meet the koi.
The koi are pulled from the basement tanks...
...put into buckets filled with tank water....
....carried outside by volunteers...
...and released into the pond.
Angelus, the Koi Wrangler. Yes, he has peanut butter on his shirt.
Inside the public level of the aquarium.
Did I mention it's the oldest in the country?
Another neat bit-o-history, the basement where the koi were kept used to be a speakeasy!
Stunning tiled ceiling.
My nephew enjoys the view.
Me and Angelus with my brother Joe and his clan Julie, Scottie and Emma Lynn. Yes, my sister-in-law Julie is a rock star.