Sunday, December 2, 2012

Morton Arboretum & their Treehouses

A week or so before Thanksgiving we decided to head to the Morton Arboretum and check out the Treehouse exhibit there, among other things.  I'd been one other time and had a really good time.  It's a lot more than your average arboretum.  

Hannah wanted to walk down and check out the water.  The weather was supposed to be much nicer that day, but the sun never came out.  

Hannah led the way to the Treehouse exhibit

None of the houses were in trees, which would have been REALLY neat but there were made out of different trees. 

Each house had a sign in front of it, telling you what kind of tree it was made from, as well as a little bit about the tree.  

Would it surprise you to know that this one was Hannah's favorite? 

This one was my favorite.  

Riley, along for the ride.  

I took a picture of this because Hannah said that this flower looked like a mad face.  And it does! 

Then we went off on a gnome hunt.  There were 13 we had to find.  Each gnome had a clue that led you to the next one.   

Yes, Hannah fell in.  She only got one foot wet.  

Hannah was very nervous crossing this, and it took her a few minutes to get all the way across it.  David went on it with her, in front of her.  It was long, and 3 different levels.  

When she completed it, she was so very proud of herself! 

And then she did another one.  

We found all 13 gnomes, had a cold and breezy lunch and an all around good time.  

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