Monday, March 15, 2010

Butterflies #FAIL

When I look at this picture of Ryan and Ruby, I like to imagine them covered in butterflies
Last night we went to see the BUTTERFLIES at Meijer Gardens. We paid $10 per person to attend the special "members only" event, I'm not gonna lie, we were disappointed. Here's why:
  1. I had high hopes of getting a picture of Ruby covered in butterflies, but I could not. You see, the event was at night, so they weren't really flying as much as they do when it's bright out.
  2. Talk about crowded! The place was packed with wall to wall strollers and kids and parents all running around looking for butterflies. If I were a butterfly, I would have stayed high in the trees too!
  3. While we were there, we discovered that anyone can go see the butterflies anytime they want for free... during the day when it's not crowded and it's bright out... so I am confused why they promoted this special event for members as if it was the only way to see the special butterflies. Did I fall for a money-making scheme? Perhaps!
Needless to say, we did see butterflies, including a really cool one with clear wings and I'm excited to take Ruby back during the day sometime soon.
Anyone want to come along?


Mindy said...

booooooooooo, that's too bad!!!! i have heard they are most active in early afternoon :/. as you can imagine, i have dreams of butterfly-on-children pictures dancing in my head, holding myself to the impossible expectation of photographic perfection. we'll see how it goes... :/ not holding my breath!

heather said...

oh funny! yes, they're great during the day! They even land on the walkway - and even Zora could get into them. We've been a few times since they first came - there are more butterflies now than when they first opened the exhibit. Try again! We've gone in the morning and it's a lot less crowded & most people leave their strollers outside so there's more room to move around.

Chris Cox said...

I DO I DO!!!! Really, I'll drive over and go with you guys!

Sarah said...

I wish I could join you! It sounds so fun! Enjoy it double for me. :o)