A Day at the Nature Museum

Last week, Trisha visited Chicago for her birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!).  We were together again!

We biked down the lakefront and stopped by the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

Coco and Oma got to be together, too, outside of the garage for once.

While there, we enjoyed a high-quality exhibit, called Bikes! The Green Revolution, that happens to be at the Nature Museum until September 9.

There was a display of cool vintage bikes.

Art work with the theme “bike monsters.”

Photo ops with a penny-farthing, which we were all over once the children got out of our way.

And a photo exhibit of modern cycling style, featuring portraits by Bike Fancy’s Martha Williams.  (Look, there’s me!)

Next, we stopped by the butterfly house, but the many fluttering things disconcerted Trisha a bit too much.

So we rested a bit.  :)

We finished our visit in the gardens, a lovely respite from the city.

Where we listened to highly entertaining bird calls in the bird sanctuary.

 Finally, we got back on our bikes to continue our day downtown.
Another lovely day on bikes in Chicago. Plus Trisha, which makes the day 100x better!  :)
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21 thoughts on “A Day at the Nature Museum

  1. welshcyclist says:

    So you’re a museum piece now, eh Dottie? Nice to see you and Trisha looking so well, Chicago was lucky to have two beautiful cyclists on its roads. The museum, gardens, and bird sanctuary look great as well. Cheers.

  2. Sarah W. says:

    Happy Birthday, Trisha! Cool bike exhibit.

  3. Trisha says:

    I want to go back already. Minus the butterfly room. That shit was crazy. ;-)

  4. Cupcake Ride says:

    Aw~ a reunion plus a bike ride together! Looks like you guys had a lovely time together :)

    Happy Belated Birthday Trisha!

  5. Hyedie says:

    Aw~ a reunion plus a bike ride together! Looks like you guys had a lovely time together :)

    Happy Belated Birthday Trisha!

  6. Kara says:

    I just get a little giddy when I see a post with both of you together. Happy Birthday, Trisha!

  7. NicholasMav says:

    Fun! I just have to say, that photo of Trisha…stunning.  What a great shot of a beautiful lady.  Nice camera work too!  Happy Birthday!!

  8. I’m amused that Dottie is wearing a tiny little jean jacket and Trisha is bundled up in a parka. Living in the south thins the blood. *nod*nod*

  9. Sara Kube says:

    i love how the purple tights look so lovely with the white bike…makes me want to “fashion match” my bike more often!

  10. Sara Kube says:

    i love how the purple tights look so lovely with the white bike…makes me want to “fashion match” my bike more often!

  11. Steve from Sydney says:

    I love your photo-stories, Dotty. And happy birthday, Trisha!

  12. Inspiredcyclist says:

    Your photos really capture the joy of the day!  Belated happy birthday Trisha!

  13. TrekRiderMark says:

    Dottie, do you edit the color at all in your photos or is that just 100% your camera work?  Either way, excellent work!  You are making me want to take more time with my photos now!

    • LGRAB says:

      Thank you! Mostly camera work, but the lab doesn’t always scan the film right, so I often adjust a tad for temp and contrast. The pictures in this post are a mix of Fuji 400H Pro and Kodak Ektar 100 (the best ones being Ektar, in my opinion, such as the one of Trisha sitting down).

    • LGRAB says:

      Thank you! Mostly camera work, but the lab doesn’t always scan the film right, so I often adjust a tad for temp and contrast. The pictures in this post are a mix of Fuji 400H Pro and Kodak Ektar 100 (the best ones being Ektar, in my opinion, such as the one of Trisha sitting down).

  14. [...] If you are a woman in Chicago interested in joining the group, you are very welcome!  Email me at LGRAB@letsgorideabike.com for details.  The next brunch will be Sunday, September 9, at the Nature Museum to check out the final day of the Bikes! The Revolution exhibit. [...]

  15. [...] our way to check out the final day of the “Bikes! Green Revolution” exhibit, which I originally blogged about last [...]

  16. I’m amused that Dottie is wearing a tiny little jean jacket and Trisha is bundled up in a parka. Living in the south thins the blood. *nod*nod*

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