3.21.2007

Butterflies are blooming!

Today we finally did something we should have done years ago...bought a one-year family membership to the Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI. This is my very favorite place to visit in all of West MI. 3 visits and we will more than have paid for this membership, and we almost always go at least 2x/year. Now we can go whenever we want for free. It is amazing. We could easily spend an entire day there and it's a great place for nature and art lovers of all ages...and every time we go there is something new and fantastic. I HIGHLY recommend a visit to the place to anyone visiting this area.

Last Summer we took my mom and nephew (he was about 5 at the time) and were there for most of the day. We spent at least an hour in the childrens' garden, alone. As it was we had to drag my son and nephew away when we got hungry for dinner. Today we spent at least an hour in the live butterfly exhibit (have never seen them so active, or so many at once, including clearwinged butterflies--way cool). Now that we have the membership I plan to take my son back next week, as the spring break crowds will not yet have descended (Andrea...Nicole...wanna join us?).

k

3 comments:

  1. I'd love to go again! Not sure I'll have the time to go until next month though. Mom wants to go this year too.

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  2. Anytime you guys wanna go, just give us a shout and we'll probably join ya'! We could even take one car to save on gas and make the drive more fun.

    :)

    k

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  3. Oh, what a great thing to do! I'm sure you'll get a lot of use out of it!!!

    Liz

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