Do ever play the tourist in your hometown? You know, visit the museums, parks, and historical sites you see ever day but never visit because you have to get to work, or pick the kids up from daycare? It's actauly very fun not to mention educational do so! I try to do it when I can, mostly revisiting places I was taken to as child on school field trips. It helps me understand my area better, seeing it's highlights as well as it's flaws.
A few days ago, a friend and I paid a visit to the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art in Scranton. It's a nice little museum, giving not so much local history, as a smattering of the mentioned items from it's title. The surrounding park, Nay Aug is a fun visit as well. Lovely walking trails, playgrounds, even a tree house. The zoo is long closed and sadly the building sits looking like a set from a apocalyptic zombie flick, peeling paint, boarded windows, broken statues. Too bad, the city hasn't found a use for it since you walk past it to get to the playground. Still, it's a good visit.
|me by the reflecting pond by the entrance|
|Nicole by the pond|
|The tree house!|
|Entrance to the tree house|