Sunday, March 8, 2009

Museums you need an ID for

Yesterday I went to the Philadelphia Flower show with my mom and my sister. It was a beautiful day, up in the 70s. The theme of the show this year was "Bella Italia" so there were lots of exhibits with themes of Tuscany, Rome, the lake district, etc. I put a few of my favorite pictures at the bottom of the post.

We don't take enough advantage of living close to Philadelphia, and on the drive home were talking about some places we want to take my niece and nephew. Places like the zoo, the art museum, the Franklin institute and the Please Touch museum. For those of you who aren't local, the Please Touch museum is specifically for kids, a museum where they can go and actually be allowed to touch and interact with things.

Now that you know what the Please Touch museum is, here's how the conversation actually went:

Heather: ".....yeah the zoo would be good, we'd have to go really early in the morning to avoid the traffic."
Leah: "Oh and don't forget the Franklin Institute!"
: "And the Please Touch Me museum!!"

Heather and Leah
long silent pause
: "BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!"

: "Actually Mom, that's a totally different museum."

My mom was a good sport about it, and I have to excuse her, she had trees and statuary and vine arches roiling around in her head from the flower show, so she was distracted. My mom is the kind of gardener who knows the latin terms for things so she enjoyed the flower show on a totally different level than I did. I merely tripped around the convention center saying Ooo, that's pretty, ooo that smells good, ooo look at the flower, la la la.

I'm thinking though, her idea for the new adults-only museum might be a real-money maker for the city. I'll have to suggest it to someone....

Meanwhile, here's some flowers! :-)


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  2. Every few minutes Heather would just burst into laughter which got us all going again. We were laughing so much that tears were running down our faces. It was a good day. (For those that don't know - I am 'mom.')

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