After a staggeringly good Thanksgiving and a stellar act 2, we set out to best ourselves with a visit to the Butterfly Pavilion, which (despite its name) does not discriminate when it comes to invertebrates.
In a room full of spiders, the staff (through trial and error, no doubt) determined that one of them was harmless enough to hold. So we did.
Everything that could be touched, was.
Then to the main attraction: the butterfly room! The little flappers were fluttering all around us as we walked around, and there were quite a few babies on the way!
Of course, butterflies weren’t the only thing wandering the butterfly room. It was hard to obey the “no touching” rule with this guy, he was so friendly.
There was even an indoor playground, with “butterflies” and ziplines and “spider” webs!
All of the kids were tuckered out by the time we finished. We took a break for nap time, and reconvened for a buffet dinner. This is the only picture that survived the feeding frenzy:
The next day was our day to travel home. We took a dip in the pool, packed up our things, checked out of our hotel room (yes, we’re those polite relatives), and found a park to hang out in until it was time to go to the airport.
By the time we finished there, it was apparently naptime again. They fell asleep about 5 minutes before we had to return our rental car.
Airport snacktime, then an uneventful flight home.
It was, in all, a fantastic thanksgiving, and we hope to do it again sometime! A big thanks to Kay, Roger, Heather, Randy, Nathan, Connor, and sweet little Katie for having us out and showing us such a good time!