Friday, April 23, 2010

A Bluebonnet in the Big Apple

Springtime in Central Park. Other than April in Paris, could anything be more romantic?

We spent most of the day at the American Museum of Natural History. If you can catch their special exhibition, "Lizards and Snakes: Alive!," do so. I've seen reptiles in zoos throughout the country. They seem to aspire to absolute immobility. However, the lizards and snakes in this exhibit darted, climbed, leaped, and slithered. One rattlesnake seemed particularly enthralled by a baby held aloft in front of it. Perhaps it was thinking, "Lunch?"

Particularly effective camouflage

I'd heard that their "Silk Road" exhibit was worth seeking out. Unfortunately, despite being primed with stories from Barefoot Books, none of my children showed any interest in attending the exhibit.

After gorging ourselves on artifacts, we explored Central Park which was bursting with blooms. A ride on Central Park's carousel. A friendly and delicious meal served family-style at Trattoria Sambuca, blocks from the AMNH. A perfect NYC spring day.

And for the observant, yes, I'm blogging out of chronological order.

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