Thursday, July 16, 2009

bean there, done that

My Top Ten reasons why the Bean Museum
is better than the zoo.

1. You can make your kids stand this close to bears and they won't get mauled.

2. It's air conditioned.

3. It doesn't smell like animal poo.

4. It does smell like chemicals (formaldehyde?)
I like it though. It reminds me of my dad's office. I also like the smell of coffee and gasoline so maybe I'm not a good judge of something like this. Whatever it is, it's better than poo.

5. It only has one gift shop which doesn't even look like a gift shop. No luring in of small children to waste your money.

6. You can push your baby around in a stroller without the need for a sunshade or a huge storage compartment underneath (for the lunch you would've had to pack if you'd gone to the zoo).

7. You can find some new words for your next Scrabble game like ibex, takin and serval. Maybe you can do that at the zoo, too. But at least it doesn't smell like poo.

Jarrett took this picture. It's a ginormous Kodiak bear.

8. I actually know how to get there, and can do so without directions and without getting lost.

9. It's not crowded.

10. It's free!

Bonus Reason:

You can see a butterfly made out of lots of little butterflies. Pretty cool.

This picture was from the Bean Museum website.


Aloha_Misty said...

Hooray for the bean museum! I really like the butterfly made of butterflies. It is so cool. I will have to take my kids when we come home next time. All those boys are getting so big! Cate is beautiful. I love the flashback pictures you have posted. She is just so precious!

Janell R. Cropper said...

You might have to let me know where this said bean museum is. I still have yet to find out neat things in this area.

JCM said...

Wonderful post as usual. Mom looks a little tired though - please take good care of her!