Saturday, June 4, 2011

STAYCATION: Meadowside

Don't we look blurry cute? We all wore navy, red, and white for our Staycation day at Meadowside Nature Center in Rockville, MD.
As we walked around the indoor portion of the park, I had a vague recollection of having been there before. In preschool. It hasn't changed much.
But Rock loved getting up close and personal with the (stuffed) animals and exploring their habitats.
Louisa (who doesn't have a black eye -- she just got bit by a mosquito two times right next to her eye) enjoyed getting up close and personal with our pictures. The room pictured here had all sorts of log cabin items - furniture, games, rockers, etc.
Outside there were some really cool birds (not pictured) and some really cool cats (pictured). Rock's wingspan is about the size of a Cooper's Hawk.
My wingspan was about the size of a Turkey Vulture. Louisa was too tired to get out of her stroller and show us her wingspan.
Fix's wingspan was also the size of a Turkey Vulture. Does that mean my arms are long or his are short?
After the birds, we decided to hike one of the trails and explore the woods a little. Isn't this cool? After walking a bit, we ran into a stream. We wanted to cross it, but it took a little finagling to figure out how to get two kids, two adults, one stroller, one diaper bag and our lunch across the creek. It reminded me of the old Fox/Chicken/Grain puzzle.
First, I went across with Rock. He did not like crossing because his flip-flops got a little wet.
Then Fix brought Louisa and our lunch across.
Then Fix went back and got the stroller. After all this, we walked for about a minute down the path and decided we were over it -- too many bugs, too few naps or hiking boots -- so we crossed the creek again and went home.

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