Sunday, December 3, 2017

Dino Saturday

It was cold on Saturday morning. I stayed snuggled up in bed reading until 8:00 a.m. Then I had to hustle, so no Blog post again!

I ate some scrambled eggs for breakfast, then shaved, showered and got dressed for a road trip.

Amanda and Keldon picked me up at 10:00 a.m. and we headed out to Ann Arbor. We were going to the University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History and Dinosaur Discovery Day.

We made it easily enough but could not find a close parking space. We parked in the street (about a half-mile away) but Amanda was worried her car would get towed. So, she called the museum and asked where the closest parking lot/structure was. The told her to come back and they would come out and give her a map.

When the lady showed up, she saw the handicap tag (I hung it up at the street parking in the handicapped spot) and said, "Oh there's a handicap spot right back here, but you have to feed the meter."

So, we pooled all our change and were okay for 90 minutes. Amanda said she'd go to the gift shop later and break some dollar bills to feed the meter again.

Sidebar: In that meter, at least, a quarter bought you eleven minutes. Don't know if its the same everywhere else in Ann Arbor.

We went inside. This exhibit was free so we rode the elevator to the second floor and started in on all the activities. Please note: It was incredibly warm in the museum. Amanda carried their coats, but I kept mine on and seated it out.

Activity Tables

The two of them rubbing a crayon over a fossil

Keldon doing some sort of electrical science experiment

The two of them coloring papers that will eventually become a dinosaur hat

Dino "Dig" #1
Dino "Dig" #2

Live dinosaur!

End of the exhibit
Amanda went and got more quarters for the parking meter and bought three tickets to the Planetarium show. We stood in line and finally got in. What was nice is that the air condioning work! So, it was nice and cool for a change.We had an interesting lecture about the constellations and then they started the movie. We were all disappointed as it was the same one we saw the last time.

We left there and headed back. We took a chance and stopped off at Karl's Cabin in Plymouth. Last time we tried to go there, the place was packed. It still looked pretty busy, but Amanda had called Annie and she said come on in!

Sidebar: Annie is the restaurant manager there when she's not being Amanda's BFF.

Keldon got the mac and cheese and a fruit bowl off the kid's menu. Amanda and I both ordered the same thing: a pulled pork sandwich with a side of coleslaw and a cup of soup instead of the fries.

The soup was mushroom bisque and (seriously) the best mushroom soup I ever tasted.

The pulled pork sandwich was just as good. It came with little cups of both regular barbecue sauce and what they called North Carolina (vinegar based) barbecue sauce. I put the coleslaw on top of the pulled pork and added some regular barbecue sauce. Excellent!

We left there. Amanda stopped for gas and then they took me home. It was close to 4:00 p.m. My legs were a little sore (I tried to sit for a bit anytime I saw a bench in the Museum). I treated the cat and changed clothes.

I laid on the bed to rest my legs and read until I fell asleep.

When I woke up, I felt better. I warmed up the rest of Courtney's turkey rice soup for dinner. I tried to take a picture of the Super Moon, but this was all I got.

I watched TV until Saturday Night Live came on. I let the DVD record it and went to bed, instead.

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