Next stop - the National Aviary, a bird museum which supports the conservation of numerous species and their habitats. We donated some money for parking, but when we went to pay, they charged me as a child (age 2 - 12)! Do I really look that young?
In the museum, I swerved around, trying to capture images while dodging all sorts of bird poop and one bird which had the habit of flying into people! It struck me in a sneak attack from the back. Smart bird. Struck us all like dominoes.
On the plus side, there were many beautiful and rare species, some of which you will see below. We also got to see a variety of bird food cooked up for the feathered animals, and a bird hospital. Overall, it was worth the trip.
Before heading back to the area around our hotel, we took a short drive around the Cultural District (Market Square) and Strip District (Convention Center). Had to be careful navigating the streets, but we got through in good time.
We then had a very late lunch at Cracker Barrel. Amazing corn bread and biscuits. Afterward, more shopping, making sure to get a new digital card, and late dinner at Steak and Shake, a diner serving, you guessed it, steak (burgers) and all sorts of milkshakes (strawberry, peach, oreo, mint, dark chocolate, peanut butter, and more...). We didn't go until much later, but between 2 pm and 4 pm, they charge half price for milkshakes, which are already relatively cheap ($3.49).
Again, very tired by the time we got back to the hotel.
Inside one of the buildings, looking up.
My mom's favourite. Flies very quickly, and seems the most friendly (you often see these in pairs).
More to come....days 4, 5...