Glow in the Park

Husband and I found out about a new event taking place at our local arboretum called Glow in the Park that we took our three daughters to last night.

They had a few members of the local amateur astronomer’s club come out with their scopes so we could later see the moon and Saturn.  I took a picture of them early on because there was no way to take a picture of them in the dark.

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The main events took place at the train garden, which is neat during the daytime, but even more interesting at night.

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Frogs live in the water underneath the train.

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They had entertainment and food and a few craft vendors beyond the train garden.

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It was a beautiful night for it.

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There was this wonderful hula hoop spinner with a lighted hula hoop that was mesmerizing while a keyboardist played some interesting tunes.

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It was a visual treat!

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She did a lot of neat tricks and I hope my husband will help me upload the video to YouTube so I can share it here.

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After the performance, we ended up going on a little hike.  We could have gone on the 45 minute long hike in the forest to look for owls, but my littlest daughters weren’t too keen on that.

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But we did go for a little walk and looked at the stars and through the telescopes to see the moon’s craters and Saturn’s rings.  This was the first time ever the girls and I had looked through telescopes, though my husband used to go to amateur astronomy events when he was younger all the time.

And then we went to the children’s garden to see the sleeping chickens and discovered they also had little goats as well (not shown).

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We got to stay until about 10:30, when the girls were just too tired to take in any more fun.

It was quite an illuminating night.

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About Casey

“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’ ~ Jack Kerouac, On The Road Again
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6 Responses to Glow in the Park

  1. Good to see everyone enjoyed the day. Love,joy,peace.

  2. Casey says:

    Thank you, Andrew.

    Love, joy and peace back. =)

  3. overcoming depression says:

    Great. I am gald that you both had a great time. Thanks for sharing.
    Hug,
    NIrnajn

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