Monday, December 28, 2009

The Domes

A while ago, I think last spring but I am not sure, I made a post about the Milwaukee Art Museum. Of all the posts I have made, that one got the most people to read it and it had nothing (I think) to do with running. I figured out that some "Artsy" kind of guy linked my post to his Twitter page and then I got people to read from that. I read some of his Twitter page and figured out he was an art lover and probably took offence to the fact that I did not like some of the art at the Museum. I believe I called some of it "Crap Art" but did say it was my opinion. I will have to go back and re-read what I wrote but I digress.

Today, I went to another of Milwaukee's famous site, the Mitchell Park Dome. Two of my girls are home from school this week so I took the week off instead of paying for daycare. Today we went to the Dome which is a horticultural center. I have been there before and the girls have, but they were pretty young. there are 3 "domes" with different plants and trees in each dome. One dome has tropical plants and is very hot and humid in there. There is even a banana tree in there. Another dome is the desert dome and while it was cooler, it was dry as can be in there. the third dome was the "Show Dome" which was all decorated for Christmas. This was very pretty with Poinsettias all over and a very large Christmas tree. I really enjoyed the domes today as did the girls.

We didn't spend a lot of time there but enough to have fun and enjoy some nice time in a climate controlled environment even though it was 28F and wind outside. And I must say, much better than the Art Museum. I took a few pictures so please enjoy.

The "Show Dome" full of Christmas decorations.

Megan fittingly on an "M" block.

Megan and Melissa resting after viewing all the decorations.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Beautiful picture of the domes and the kids are so cute. Funny that someone took offense at your appraisal of the art. I thought beauty was in the eye of the beholder, or not. Glad you are having a good break.