With every “dating anniversary,” Al and I try to do something fun and different.
This year, since our anniversary fell on Labor Day, we decided to head up to Newport News!
For lunch, we ate at Harpoon Larry’s Fish House & Oyster Bar. I had eaten there a few times with my work department, but it was Al’s first time. I figured, since Al loves seafood, it would be a good place. It was delicious! I had their Mediterranean-style pasta with shrimp and scallops, and Al had their fried shrimp. We also split their crab dip. Yummy!!
After lunch, we headed to our destination: The Virginia Living Museum.
We were mainly going for their Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks exhibit, but neither of us had been to the museum since we were in elementary school. We had so much fun!
In addition to traveling exhibits and displays, the museum has permanent indoor galleries, the Boardwalk Trail, Dinosaur Discovery Trail, Living Green/Gardens, and more. They also have the Abbitt Observatory and Abbitt Planetarium. The museum’s main goal to educate visitors about Virginia life and conservation. It celebrated it’s 50th anniversary in 2015!
Can you tell that I really like turtles?
The Aviary was so cool!
I love all the animals!
The beautiful scenery makes me feel like I’m in the woods or at the lake, far away from sirens and cars!
The flowers are gorgeous!
Now, on to the LEGO sculptures!!
Grandfather and Grandchild working in the garden, with red wheelbarrow.
Cardinals and squirrel in birdbath.
Bumblebee visiting a pansy.
I think this one was my favorite!
This is a depiction of a rare pink dragonfly.
Stunning peacock. Did you know – The male bird is called the peacock, but the female bird is called the peahen?
Which sculpture is your favorite?
We loved visiting the museum! We can’t wait to come back when we have kids!
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂