In no particular order......
Adventure 1 - Sculptures, sculptures everywhere!
|Managed to get into the waterfall with getting soaked!|
We got to the Umlauf, and I was so pleasantly surprised! The building itself reminded me of a cross between the Botanical Gardens on St. Croix and an art gallery. There was this great little waterfall to the right of the building that the kids loved exploring and that filled the air with the melodic sounds of water flowing down rocks. From there we entered into the atrium and listened to a story being read. It was about an Octopus - how appropriate! Superboy ended up talking to the nice lady from Book People all about animals like rattlesnakes, wolverines, and badgers and how cool they were. I think she left that conversation missing an ear or two!
|Scavengers on the hunt.|
The wonderful ladies at the Umlauf gave each child a photo scavenger hunt of different sculptures and a dry erase marker so they could cross off the sculptures as they found them. The little little ones LOVED this and had a great time. The older ones liked the challenge of finding different statue hands, but were not as excited as the littles. The Umlauf also had a sand pit where the kids could make sandcastles, volcanoes, and roadways. There was sand and water involved so my island kids had a BLAST! I would say that this was the highlight of the trip.
|Playing in the sand.|
In order to end our day, we went Amy's Ice Cream in the Arboretum. It was cool - they had great flavors. I got Mexican Vanilla, Superboy got Sweet Cream with gummy bears, and A got a Melon Sorbet - I think A's was the most refreshing. We then went to go see the granite cows in the little park behind the shops. The kids all loved climbing on these statues and riding the cows off into the sunset!
|Tandem cow riding!|
Go have a sculpture adventure today and tell me about it sometime.