Sunday, October 11, 2015

Nichols Arboretum

Even though I drive out to Ann Arbor practically every day, one beautiful Sunday afternoon Rich and I decided to take a ride out there to take a walk in the Nichols Arboretum right by the hospital.

It was too gorgeous of a day to stay inside.

When we first got there the Survival Flight was just taking off and seeing as the parking lot is just below the helicopter pad we stopped to watch it. 

This one was new last year. The cool thing about it is it uses propulsion to lift off so the rotor blade above doesn't start until they go forward. It's quieter and can take off faster. 

Anyway, on to the Arboretum. 

I'll just show a few pictures of how gorgeous it was.

This is the pathway that goes along the Huron River.

See the stones in a line in the river? You can't see the whole thing but they kind of go in a sideways V shape with a opening in the middle. Apparently that's "art" placed there by one of the art classes years ago.

The river is pretty shallow in this area. People were walking across it.

In other news, my dad is getting ready to list his house for sale. That is the house we built when I was in high school, moved into it right after I graduated and I lived there for two years until I got  married. 

Lots of memories and LOTS of stuff.  I'll be doing a post about that soon. 

Until then....


Sally said...

Such a beautiful place to walk. I love that!

Have a wonderful day, buddy. I hope it's a pretty
day like here. :)


Donna said...

Peaceful spot!!
Sounds like you're going to be busy!

Dee said...

You guys find the coolest places to visit. That helicopter ride looks like a lot of fun, too... :)

Judy said...

Beautiful place I never knew existed!
OOOOH--selling the family home. Well you know what that would do to me. I'd want to buy it from him and move back home. Hopefully you are more practical and less emotional than me.