We took the girls to the Detroit Zoo today. When they were younger, this was their favorite day. They still loved it. We have not been in two years and we see a lot of changes, including the tiger exhibit.
Butterfly house at the Detroit Zoo.
Since our daughters are in college now, we know we get less and less of these fun days with them, so just enjoying this time together.
Were in Juneau Alaska – On the excursion agenda – Whale Watching, with Allen Marine Tours – and guess what we saw …Whales, lots of them. First lets set the stage, they pick us up in a bus from the pier, and it is overcast and raining – a lot of rain. But when I see the boat I am excited, it is covered and at least we can stay inside. I am not a cold weather girl, so am dressed warm and ready for this.
Heading on to our ship for whale watching, lets Go!
Inside the boat it is warm and we are headed out to look for some whales…
Babe did you get that, nope missed it, but here is a great picture from my husband!
There was a guarantee, if you do not see a whale you get back $100, no worries there, we saw lots of whales.
We also had a wonderful buffet dinner on the whale watching boat and it was all Alaska based locally made foods, we loved it!
At the end of our visit with our Son in Phily, PA, Brett had to head back to his job at Dover Air Force Base for a 6am Shift on Sunday. While we only had Friday and Saturday to be with Brett, the visit was wonderful and this left a date nite for us parents. We chose to visit the Chinese Lantern Festival -which was at Franklin Square, within walking distance from our rental apartment. The festival moves from town to town and is in downtown Philadelphia thru June 30, 2019. This website has more information: http://historicphiladelphia.org/
The Festival has these Extreme oversized light sculptures, some that move and change colors. There is also food, alcohol, acrobats, snacks, vendors and these incredible visual explosion of color and showmanship of what looks like paper or silk lighted lantern art. I loved this and would recommend it with a 10 out of 10. The price was $20 each, and even though it rained the entire time, I did not even notice I was so memorized. Fun night, and my husband is wonderful company.
What an enjoyable evening with my husband at the Hitachi Buffet at the Chicago Field museum. We walked 3 blocks over from our Fair Field Inn Ontario street hotel to the AAPM, American Association of Physicists in Medicine cocktail party at the Chicago Hilton. Then to the Hitachi Party. All the Japanese Sushi and Saki we could want, then tours of the museum at our freedom. An incredible night!
I love this Sexy Man at the RSNA Hitachi Field Museum Event. I feel so lucky and blessed to have these incredible times with him!
Ray Carlson my Boss toasting with my husband a Saki Special!
The Shrimp were so tasty, but I loved the Bai Bun the best, like a cloud of tasty!
An RSNA event at night with over 1000 people at the Hitachi Dinner with Sushi, Saki and at the Chicago Field Museum.
The Spring and Fall mean a lot of work to a beekeeper. We would love to share a few pictures of our hard work.
Walking to the back yard to start some bee work.
Notice how he only wears the top section and thin gloves. Yes, he has been stung, but only one time this year, five times last year. The tool in his hand helps him pull the honey frames out of the boxes.
Notice our Caution sign. This is for legal reasons.
We also collect the wax. After we extract the honey, we break down the frames and put them in a metal pan, that is put into our home made wax melt box.
The box is closed with the wax inside and it has a clear window that is faced toward the sun, the wax melts out of the frames to the bottom of the box. It is way easier than picking out the wax.
Then we take that wax out along with scraps of wax and melt it in a crock pot, and pour it into molds. We have a lot of wax, and this year we are thinking about making candles for Christmas for our friends.