Our third day of vacation was warmer than the previous two by ten to fifteen degrees, but those balmy temperatures also brought many inches of snow to the area. We decided it would be the best day for us to ride the subway out to Cambridge and take in the Harvard Museum of Natural History. This turned out to be quite an adventure. Navigating several line-changes on the subway system was a fun challenge for us small town rookie subway riders. Make it we did, though, and after arriving in Harvard Square, we had to walk several blocks through the snow to the museum. This was pure joy for these Alabama kids. 🙂
We arrived at the museum after our share of snowballs flung at siblings and snowdrifts waded through. All of that activity called for a snack!
The museum was wonderful. Truly.
Our first stop was the Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants. (Yes, every bit of this is blown glass. Amazing.)
The DLM was so inspired that he had to have paper and a pencil to make lists of things he wanted to research at home. <3
We spent a couple of hours at the museum and headed back toward Harvard Square in search of an early supper.
I would’ve loved to have had more time to explore Harvard. It is gorgeous. The short winter days made that impossible. Next time!
(Supper was at Felipe’s Taqueria–Highly Recommended!)