Today started with breakfast at a new place, "Frances' Deli". He had the Breakfast Sliders, a bacon, onion, cheeseburger with an over easy egg on top with a side of potatoes. I had a scrambled skillet with Habanero cheese. I love the heat, but have to admit, the sliders were to die for! Speaking of, "to die for", Frances' has what they call "Spiked Shakes". Below is a picture of a chocolate ice cream, Oreos, and Kahlua shake. What a dream!
Leaving Frances', we followed a new walking path, and stumbled upon North Pond. There we saw duck and geese.The baby goslings were so fuzzy and adorable, making me forget what a pain in the ass bird they can grow up to be.
We then circled the museum on what seemed to be a never ending nature trail (but we really didn't mind) in efforts to find the entrance. Once inside, we rushed to the "fun" exhibit, a free flying butterfly exhibit. I felt like a child, amazed by the fluttering of gentle wings surrounding me. One of the first butterflies we encountered was the Owl Butterfly. (Note: Owl-like "eyes" on wings)
This was a visitor that landed on my boyfriend's pocket and then later tried to stow away and escape with us by landing on his arm. The exhibit attendant had to stop us, and confiscate the stowaway.
We played throughout the rest of the museum with child like enthusiasm. We learned about honey bees, termites, wildlife, water ways, and nature in general. Below, my boyfriend is using a "bird" simulator (puppet type gloves) to weave a nest. Notice how the "bird" is more interested in him, then building a nest?
After leaving the museum, we walked to the lake front. We were torn between people watching, and boat watching as we sat on the pier. We enjoyed the serenity of the lapping waves, the glow of the sun and the caress of the cool breeze. We laid down and watched the clouds while soaking up some vitamin D.