Yesterday, we spent the day at the Field Museum. What an impressive place! That's high praise for someone who grew up with the Smithsonian in her "backyard".
We walked the two miles from the hotel. Walking the city is one of our favorite things to do on our travels. You can really see and hear a city when you are on foot.
... a dubious past
Meet Sue...the world's largest Tyrannosaurus Rex...forty two feet of lovely.
Annie and I have been learning about Sue for months, so she was very happy to meet her. We even had lunch with Sue...there is a little cafe right next to where Sue spends her days. She was a big hit with my girl!
Annie is an "owl fan"...she rattled off the types of owls she saw on display like the owl expert that she is...much to the amazement of the people around us. Proud Mama here! My girl knows her owls!
My favorite of the day...this tiny doll dress. Sewn by a young girl, or a loving Indian mother, this little gem was made from animal hide and decorated with shells...just like the clothing worn by the women of the tribe.
I'll leave you with a few of our favorites from this wonderful visit...
...otters, another of Annie's favorites
We thought this bat skeleton was pretty cool.
...a gorgeous Tom turkey
...a beautiful, small basket
We spent five wonderful hours at this fine museum...looking and learning. We could easily have spent five more.
More adventures to come...
Enjoy the day,