Happy Tuesday my T Day friends. Time to share our drink related posts over at
But before we have T this week, first we're going to go on a little outing.
This past Saturday was Smithsonian Free Museum Day here in the US. If you went online and supplied your email you could print out a ticket to let 2 people visit the museum of your choice. (Not all museums participate so this only applies to participating museums.) It was one set of tickets per email. Since my husband and I both have our own emails, we got tickets to 2 different small museums in the town next to ours. Maybe w are cheating a bit but neither museum we visited was very large and could be visited in about and hour. He picked the Antique Boat Museum and I picked the Libby Museum of Natural History.
I took lots of photos, but today I thought I would share a few photos from the Libby Museum.
This museum was started by a Dr. Libby, a man who lived from 1850-1933 and during his life he collected many natural specimen. I think that was a common habit during the late 1880's and early 1900's. Between his collection and other donations, this museum has quite an eclectic collection.
Like this polar bear.
I have never seen the extinct passenger pigeon before either.
A moose, although I wouldn't want to come this close to a wild moose. But back in college there was a baby moose that had been abandoned by his mother in the wildlife sanctuary area. They had named the moose Alfie and he gave me a big lick once. (The area wasn't open to the public but a friend of mine worked there and took me back for a visit.)
And the museum had various owl species that live here in New Hampshire.
The expressions on some these owls are full of personality.
Most of these specimen are from when the museum opened in 1912. I loved reading the old display info on the exhibit cards.
A gator. Not a local animal here in New Hampshire.
This cute face is a juvenile fisher or what we locally refer to as fisher cats. They are not cats but are actually related to weasels, only larger. And not so cute when they are adults. In fact you have to be careful they are not around if you let your cats or even small dogs outside.
A raccoon and then a black bear.
And this beaver looks pretty funny in this position.
Hope you enjoyed these animals.
I still have some of the unusual items they had to share with you. I'll show you more of those another day soon.
But first, after all that museum going, you probably need to sit down and relax with a little early dinner.
What do you say, Mexican food? We haven't had that in quite some time.
Let's start with a margarita and some chips and salsa. It is Saturday night after all.
Then we'll move on to a burrito and some rice and beans. Yum.
It was a good dinner and a great relaxing way to wind up a good day.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Have a great day!