Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Valentine's Day Outing & my new quilt

Since we didn't go anywhere for the kids' winter break, we decided to do something special for Valentine's Day.  Ford was sponsoring "free day" at the Detroit Science Center, so we decided to head down there for the afternoon, and then use a gift certificate we've had for awhile to get dinner.

The first thing we saw in the Science Center was a group of optical illusions, including this sign:

I've seen it before, and it really is interesting that you are able to read it so easily.  Next was the manufacturing area.  Bryce was checking out the electronic stability control in this demo

-- let's hope we never need to feel the real thing while pulling the RV!  Tom got himself a little workout,

but feels more at home with his fellow couch-potatoes!

When we were finished expanding our minds with science, we headed over to the Book Cadillac Hotel for our Valentine's Day dinner. 

The four of us shared 2 entrees of lobster & filet mignon, and amish chicken breast & scallops.  It was all delicious, but dessert was over the top!  Take a look, and try not to drool . . .

After dinner, we had one more stop before we headed home -- the Motown Winter Blast.  There is an outdoor skating rink (not quite as big as Rockefeller Center) in the center of town, and there was a skating performance going on when we arrived.

We took a stroll through the ice sculptures,

where Tom and the boys tried out a chilly seat,

and Tom and I posed as Eskimos.

By the time we got back to the ice rink, it had filled back up -- I don't think I'd want to try to skate in that crowd!

So that was our valentine's day -- we had a pretty good day!

Back at home, I got my new quilt up on the kitchen wall,

and took a picture of my purchases from Saturday's quilt shopping trip.

Here's a close-up of the cute little snowman on the quilt.

So, that was our busy weekend . . . now it's time to get back to work so I can rest!! LOL

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