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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Red Robins, Redding, California

We had a water leak in the front yard recently and the red robins were the ones that made us aware that it was there.  They kept gathering at this one spot for a day or two, not one or two birds but several at a time.  I took these picture, before scaring them off. I think I took the photo from indoors.  

These photos were taken before all the rain.  Luckily it has been raining lots this past few days, and hopefully enough to save the birds as there has been a shortage of water.

Red Robins gathering for water in Shasta county.
Red robins gather at the street for a water leak. 

Red Robins getting water from a water leak.
Red Robins, probably noticing a shortage of water this year.

Red Robins gather to drink
Red Robins, Shasta County

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Moustache Baked Goods in Healdsburg, Birthday Cupcakes.

I love Healdsburg, California.  It's so quaint, quiet, and it's a wonderful place to enjoy a day or two.  There are lots of shops and places to eat, and quite a few wine bars.  Very near is Alexander Valley which has a great number of wineries too, this road leads to Calistoga, and Napa Valley.  This is definitely wine country, and the spring time is a wonderful time to check out the area, it's beautiful.

Recently I visited the downtown area, and was looking for cupcakes for my birthday.  I found some and they were spectacular!  They have a viewing window where you can view the cupcakes while they are being decorated.  The only and they are delicious.  I love cupcakes! :-)

Moustache Baked Goods

Here is a picture of my cupcakes! :-)  

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Museum

Recently we went to the Turtle Bay Exploration Park.  It had been some time since I had visited and I missed it.  I went with my cousins kids.  They really enjoyed it.  The Dr. Seuss Art exhibit is going on thru April 15th, and I highly recommend it.  The exhibit is interesting, fun for the children and his art work is amazing.  There is a reading area for the children.

In addition there is a fly fishing expedition going on thru April 15, 2012 also.  That was not my favorite part of the exhibit, but none the less interesting, and the children seemed to enjoy that one more than me.  Perhaps they enjoy fishing, more than I.  Or perhaps they never had a fish hook caught in their neck, like me, when I was a kid.  Yes, that could be it. :-) There is so much to do at turtle bay I could write an essay here about it.

You should visit the site yourself and see what they have to offer.  The museum and exploration park are right next to the Sundial bridge. Don't expect there to be refreshments besides a drinking fountain. There used to be a cafe there also, but is out of business AGAIN.  That should be the most successful cafe in town, but for some reason or another, every owner has failed to make it profitable.  Big changed coming to the museum and the cafe when the Sheraton comes to town so you might visit the museum now, while it's in it's original state.  

Here are a few pictures from our trip.   Enjoy!

Bird Exhibit, feed and interact with birds.

Dr. Seuss Art Exhibit ends April 15.

Dr. Seuss Art Exhibit, Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

Dr. Seuss Classic.

Fresh water fish at the aquarium at Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

Fresh water fish in the aquarium, Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

Dr. Seuss Art Exhibit.

The fox at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

Little hand and more Dr. Seuss writings.

Here is  a link to Turtle Bay Exploration Park's website.

They have events and all kinds of activities for children.  It's a wonderful place for people of all ages.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Museum

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