We gave up and walked over to the de Young to go see the Chihuly exhibit. It was sold out for the day and only had tickets for Sunday night. We grabbed two and headed towards home, hanging out heads in defeat.
Our route home took us right be the edge of the Academy building. We noticed a gap in the line by a tree and decided to pull a Dion Rich and jump the line.
Success! No five hour wait to get in!
First thing we saw was a big, steamy pit with this beautiful albino alligator. No photo will do this creature justice. You have to go there and see it for yourself to appreciate it.
Then we went downstairs to see the aquariums. Wonder after wonder. There was little point in taking pictures in the low light conditions without my tripod, so I just took a few.
Saw some really weird eels.
Then we headed up to the roof.
If every roof in our country had this crap on top, we would end global warming and our addition to foreign oil.