Sunday, November 15, 2009

Academy of Natural Sciences

We made a visit to the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia today, and met up with two local bloggers to celebrate a birthday.  Today was "PN's" 7th birthday, and Stacy from Random Thoughts along with her husband brought PN to the see the dinosaur bones!  PN wants to be a paleontologist when she grows up, and knows and can pronounce dinosaur names better then me!!!  Blogging Mama Andrea and her two cuties joined in the fun as well!  I totally goofed and didn't get any group shots! 

Tara and I arrived downtown a bit early, thinking we would wander around a bit, but Tara was just not interested.  We did walk over to the Scwann Fountain and I took a few pictures.  It was a beautiful day, after many days of rain, as well as me not feeling well.  It felt good to be outside!






They have a great butterfly exhibit.  You can see a collage of some other butterfly pics here.

After we were all done, we headed out to a park bench where PN opened her gifts.  She was a very happy little girl I think.  We all then headed off in our own directions toward home.


Tara and I stopped at Pudge's and got the cheese steaks we have both been craving for a few weeks!  It was great, except they forgot one of our sandwiches, and I had to drive back over to pick it up!  One of these days I will stop being so trusting and check my order before I leave a restaurant!

10 comments:

Karla said...

I enjoyed your pictures..IntenseGuy sent me over here because he, I and my son went to the museum in May. We enjoyed it a lot and my son told me last night he would like to go there again! Thanks to Iggy for sending me here and thanks for posting the pictures!

Intense Guy said...

Sounds like you had a great day too!!!

I like your picture of the Scwann Fountain!

I recognize some of those beastie boys! My post and pictures

I missed the butterflies though. Give me an excuse to go back!

:)

Matty said...

I haven't been there in years. Looks and sounds like you had a great time. That's neat that you connected with other bloggers.

Christine said...

Fabulous pictures! So big and crisp...love it. Must be cool to connect with local bloggers. BTW I live in North Wales and found you through Matty. ;o)

Rebecca said...

Great trip! I love the butterfly's eyes.

The Mom Jen said...

That butterfly pic is STUNNING! Great sets of photos in your last few posts! Wow.

Lucy the Cat said...

Great pictures! I really love the top one. I didn't know about this place. I'm going to let James know that I would really like to go. It must be such a relief to be feeling better and to be getting out again.

Vicki

James said...

Nice pictures. I really like the top one.

Garnetrose said...

wonderful pictures. It sounds like you had a great time. I had to smile when you mentioned forgetting the hoagie. It sounds like something I would do. *s*

Garnetrose said...

wonderful pictures. It sounds like you had a great time. I had to smile when you mentioned forgetting the hoagie. It sounds like something I would do. *s*