Yet another reason we love Albuquerque.
But first - a tea cozy!:
This is a really fast and (IMO) a really cute tea cozy. There was supposed to be a huge flower on the front, but I left it off. After all, there is such a thing as TOO much, right? ::wink::
I got the pattern from an Annie's Attic booklet, "Crochet - One Skein Kitchen Projects." You know - the one with patterns for jam jar cozies! (Yuck! - LOL)
Now, on to the Albuquerque Aquarium & Botanical Gardens:
Here's a stingray with Dylan's reflection in the glass. I wasn't going for this pic (that's Dylan's shadow on the left) and we were all surprised at how it turned out. Especially since he looks so studious!:
Dylan & Doug, looking at a column of fish -
A really big fish!:
A diver in one of the big tanks, cleaning:
The pelican habitat:
Underwater tunnel - too cool!
A turtle on my head?:
The absolutely best part of the complex is the child's garden. Everything is huge in order to make children feel as small as insects in a garden. Here's Dylan being "grabbed" by a dragon at the gate:
Sitting on an ant:
Climbing through a giant carrot:
Doug standing inside a HUGE pumpkin! (James & The Giant Peach...eat your heart out!):
The garden train - it's a wonderful miniature complex:
Here's the gang hanging out at the watering can:
The building where the more serious exhibits are kept - desert & tropical plant habitats:
We really had a great day. :) We had lunch after leaving, then Doug & the boys went to the Rio Rancho Pork & Brew & watched the pig races. They always have a blast.
Around 6 we went out & looked for houses - we've found a new neighborhood where 4 bedroom/3 car garage homes are going incredibly (well, relatively) inexpensively. We're definitely keeping the Stone Bridge development as a move-to possibility.
Needless to say, I didn't get much sewing done yesterday. But I'll have that top finished this morning & will be posting it tomorrow. Bummer that spring break is almost over....at least I can look forward to a 3 day weekend next week! LOL