Sunday, January 25, 2009

a journey...


Today we went on a journey. The distance was not too far in miles, but we did traverse across many lands.

We visited grand cities,


arid deserts,


lush jungles.


We saw man-made marvels


and were awed by the staggering beauty of fragrant flowers.


We were tickled by the many mysteries of nature.


We were tired from our journey, but brought home many memories (and a whole list of things to google).


A perfect Sunday. Hope you all had a nice weekend!

26 comments:

Eluciq said...

beautiful photos...and it sure does look like a lovely weekend with your family!

Annie said...

How very cool! An exciting weekend for sure. Is that first photo also taken at Legoland? I'd never heard of a place before!

denise said...

All of the photos were taken today at "The Domes". It is a botanical garden which consists of 3 giant glass domes - arid, tropical, and flower. The flower dome has a train show every year...the theme this year is Legoland! The boys were particularly excited about that theme. ;)

jodi said...

looks fantastic. and thank you for your comment x

ladybug-zen said...

sounds fantastic. i love sundays like that. wonderful photos, all of them. the last one is particularly sweet, me thinks.

Mon said...

What a fantastic place! I love the lush 'jungle'. Wish we had something like that here.

Joy said...

That looks like great fun! A perfect Sunday, indeed.

Astrid said...

Oh WOW!

I wonder if we need to make the four hour journey (that's one way) to visit those gardens. It looks heavenly!

Tara said...

Legoland theme and botanical gardens... wow, that is pure magic for us!!

Thanks for sharing your voyage with us.

Beth H said...

We went there on a vacation to WI a few years back. We loved it too!! It was right about Easter time so it was really awesome.

LisaZ said...

That looks awesome!

Dawn said...

Fun! If I'm ever in Milwaukee, I know just the place I want to go.

so NOT cool said...

Gosh, I think that it's been 20 years since I last visited The Domes ... with my mom when I was a teen. I'm glad that you all had fun. :)

Stephanie said...

Mmmmm, I don't know how your climate (other than cold) is up there, but spending time inside there in that clean, clean air and warm, tropical temps and moisture sounds so lovely!
We have a shop called Cactus and Tropicals, and I love wandering through there in February - I always feel so renewed and refreshed!

Sara said...

WOW! Sounds like an absolutely wonderful way to spend the day. Great pictures!!

Mindful Momma said...

My parents used to take us to the domes when we were little. Thanks for reminding me of a wonderful memory!

Crescent Moon said...

I went there on a class field trip when I was in 7th or 8th grade (gosh, that was a long time ago!). It is really beautiful!

STEPHANIE said...

looks like lots of fun!

Dawn said...

They did a nice job with the Legoland theme....hopefully you guys can get to the real one in the future, they would go nuts!

We had a nice weekend too~

:)

Shana said...

The train show is the best! We went last week, almost as soon as it opened. What a great break from our midwest winters. Lovely photos, as always!

Teaching Handwork said...

your photos are beautiful! I wish you lived out here....I would beg you to be our yearbook photographer

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

What a magical place!

Mandy aka Mandaroo said...

Great photos. I love focus on the cactus shot and the man made dome the best.

RunninL8 said...

Fab photos! Wonderful journey!
I wish we had more places like those around here! GREAT for those dark yucky days!

Erin said...

Oh, how sweet! We have a similar place here that we took the boys to recently. It's fun to go on such an exciting new adventure so close to home. :)Our kids would have loved the Lego exhibit!

Marilyn said...

We love the domes and visit every time we're in Milwaukee..about twice a year. Thanks for bringing back some fond memories of time spent there. I love your blog...I have a son who is a bundle of energy and so inquisitive. I've picked up some inspiration from you...thanks!