Sunday, April 09, 2006

Anniversary

Yesterday was our sixth wedding anniversary...


Awww... I know. They really have been six of the best so far too. So in honor of, we decided to try to get away a little and go somewhere we have been talking about forever, but just never got around to going to. We decided to take the train into the city and go to the American Museum of Natural History.

I've decided this museum is a lot like walking into an encyclopedia basically. There is just so much stuff. Stuff about animals, nature, space, dinosaurs, different cultures. And it's 5 floors and many, many exhibitions of it. For anyone who's never been I guess one of the defining features of the museum (I think) are the dioramas. No, not the crappy shoe boxes you put together in elementary school. These dioramas


Those are water buffalo. And you wanted to see them life-sized and up close didn't you? On top of hundreds of these dioramas there are other huge informative exhibits on everything from dinosaurs...


To African Mammals...


And of course, my personal highlight is always the Hall of Ocean Life...

Affectionately known in my family as 'the room with the big whale.' Currently the museum also has an exhibition going on about Charles Darwin which I just thought was so cool. I probably just learned the very bare bones about Darwin in my crappy science classes in school. This was much, much more. This delved into the experiences that really helped him formed his theories and had a lot of information about his personal life. Did you know that Charles Darwin had 10 children? Me neither!!! Anyway, we also attended a space show at the planetarium narrated by Robert Redford. Ooh listening to Robert Redford in the dark... Dreamy... And we got to go to the Butterfly Conservatory which was really, really neat!

Look at all those butterflies! There were hundreds and they fly up to you and land you you and everything. Anyway, so the moral of the story is, if you've never been or if you're not from here and you visit New York City and have a chance to go, you should go. It was a great day.

And of course no great day is complete without some knitting. Especially when there is a 2 hour round trip train ride involved.


Another sock from Sensational Knitted Socks from Charlotte Schurch. Regular old Kroy Socks in white. More progress to follow...

5 comments:

EK said...

Congratulations! Seems like you had a nice weekend.

I like that sock. I may have to get that book that it's from, I got it for my SP and she seems to be getting some use out of it.

Karin said...

Happy Anniversary! That sock is super cute--that pattern would make a cute cardigan.

Rachel said...

Congrats on 6 years! DH and I are nearing our 5 year mark, and its exciting to celebrate another wonderful year.

I love your sock! It's just beautiful. I must get that book, its been on my to-get list for a while.

Say said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!

The museum of natural history looks amazing!

Chris said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Sorry I missed you guys last week...fear not we'll catch up soon in a few days!