|"No, we STARTED by abandoning ME for the day. HMPH!"|
|This was the first time thru the "turbine zone" that not a one of them were moving. Not. A. One. The trip back they were making a full rotation about every minute and a quarter.|
|Welcome to da Botanical Gawdens, just off of Elmuh Street.|
|I thought maybe Francis of Assisi from a distance. Actually, "The Lady With The Birds."|
|They had a yuge Herb garden...|
|Love that inscription|
|This slab had a whole lot of rocks with words on them. You were supposed to make art shaped sentences with them. Kind of a cool kids thing. In Ft Wayne, the stones would prolly all be through someone's window.|
|A 3D style metal scene at the end of Sycamore Allee`|
|They had a creek that wound its way around a small lake.|
|Dude taking a pic of a big fish|
|I just got wee little ones.|
From there, it was off to the day's true goal...
|There! There it is!|
|My Hot dog and "add another for $1.99", Laurie got the Paprika Chicken. And for a change we got to sit under the M*A*S*H cast picture|
|This was new, I believe|
|Laurie got a good shot of a whale.|
|A red-tail hawk patrols the area|
|Water was a lot worse this year- lots of floating algae|
|This was my buddy. We sat and talked for quite a while.|
|Then Laurie decided to feed the seagulls some Tony Packos Carmel Corn. Her entourage went from 2 to 2 dozen in about 15 seconds.|
|"Hey! Ya missed me, girlie!"|
|Mr Fatty here.|
This was one long walk, but a beautiful day for it (compared to the 95+ degree day we visited last year). In fact, instead of last years' spaghetti-superhighway induced orbit around Toledo's anus, we had no trouble finding anything- with the minor exception of a construction caused side trip through the U of Toledo campus, which was okay because it netted us a journey part-way around the famous Glass Bowl, home of the Rockets. The combination of not listening to Google Maps the first time and buying a brand new Rand McNally that was much better than its 2009 predecessor worked like a charm. And all crammed into one 10-hour trip! I had plenty of time to throw in a power nap, open a cold one with my brand new Batarang bottle opener from the Hall Of Heroes, and even get Boofus his treats before writing this up.
Tomorrow- Who knows? The major stuff is off the list, but close-in stuff is still available.