Finding our ‘Grove.’

Tuesday we got up with a plan, to take the kids to the Grove after breakfast. Their Dad met us at Elly’s Pancake House where we had a wonderful breakfast and where they pretty much ate us out of ‘house and home.’ Pancakes, sausage, and maple syrup were the fare. With all the snow, it did not feel totally like ‘Mardi Gras.’

After breakfast, we went south on Milwaukee Avenue and started our visit of the Grove. As usual, we saw the turtles first; it is kind of hard to miss them since they are right by the front door. The kids immediately started running from room to room, a great way to get some exercise on this cold, February day.

We saw fish, snakes, mice, frogs, toads and all sorts of interesting creatures.

When we left, we went outside to check out the owls in a huge outdoor cage. They were ‘chilling’ and not doing a whole lot of moving, but they were fun to see.

We headed to our house after a good amount of time at the Grove, the perfect day to go there and get some energy out.

We came home and watched a little of Dumbo in French. I don’t remember the movie at all, unlike so many other kid classics.

Within moments of sitting down, we were informed that the kids were hungry, certainly not a surprise.

All in a day’s work!

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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