08 October 2007

How to Chase Pidgeons...

Week before last, when Megan and Jennifer visited with 4/5s of my grandchildren, we went to Hermann Park in Houston - sort of a Texas "Central Park" - I had forgotten how beautiful that park was! We definitely want to head back there when they return - there's a children's diesel train that goes around the park, a zoo, the Natural History Museum is across the street, lovely grounds for picnics, a playground, and if you catch it right, The Miller Outdoor Theater puts on free plays in the summer! All in a beautiful park setting near Rice University and the Medical Center.

There are tons of birds who obviously get fed by park attendees. After our train ride and a visit to the Betty Crockrell Butterfly Exhibit at the Natural Science Museum, we took a bit of a rest outside the zoo before heading home to beat the traffic. As we sat on the benches, the pidgeons arrived. I told Ben if he rushed them, they'd fly away - which they did the first time he tried it. Then they flew back and Kennedy and Ben tried to get them to fly again without a lot of result. But it was fun to watch them go for it!

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3 comments:

Jenny said...

Good times....

rebekca said...

That was a brilliant moment captured on camera!

I love the way Kennedy "woo-wooohs!" at the pidgeons!

You are so blessed!

Megan said...

That was so much fun. I am glad we had a free afternoon to just explore and see what there was to see. The kids obviously really loved it and we got a great workout!