Thursday, July 09, 2009

The City Museum

We got home from South Haven before I was ready to end our vacation.

So the next morning we went downtown to The City Museum. This place is unbelievable and indescribable. Think: art installation plus playground plus historic shoe factory plus surrealism plus petting aquarium. That's as close as I can get. There are a couple of planes suspended outside the 4th floor. And you can climb around on them.

The girls had a blast. Ada was all wide eyes at aquarium, but Ellie was really into experiencing everything. She let the Doctor Fish nibble her fingers, she climbed and crawled through the tunnels. Fabulous.

If you haven't been to The City Museum recently, there's something new. The Roof. For a few extra dollars you can climb ropes, slide impossible slides, and crawl through a school bus above the 12th story of a building just blocks from the arch. Highest of all is the new Ferris Wheel. Yes, that's right. A Ferris wheel on the roof. A rickety old Ferris wheel, of course. I got dizzy. The girls were ecstatic.

We didn't get anywhere close to ToddlerTown. And we had a blast.


Amanda said...

I LOVE Doctor Fish. Experienced it for the first time in North Korea, of all places.

Sarahlynn said...

You are so brave. Not just for the Doctor fish. :)

Tracey said...

I had no idea they had added a ferris wheel! Oh my, I know we will be heading back there soon and I shall have to suffer riding it! :)

Sarahlynn said...

I was only dizzy the first trip around. After that I was fine . . . as long as I didn't look behind me as we went up.