Sunday, September 8, 2013

Bus Tour Fun

On Saturday, forty six of us went on the RBG sponsored bus tour to The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL) and the Lincoln Park Conservatory & Zoo (Chicago, IL).  We experienced some light drizzle during the first part of our trip and while there were occasional times when it looked like it would rain, it didn't materialize.  Unfortunately, we didn't get any in Janesville either and Larry had another long day of watering. Despite some construction and the inevitable challenge of traffic in downtown Chicago for the journey to Lincoln Park, the day went smoothly and it seemed like everyone enjoyed the trip.  Most of our attendees took the tram tour (see below) of The Morton Arboretum and enjoyed lunch in their cafe/restaurant.  We had about 2 hours of time on foot and were able to see much of the children's garden, maze garden and other collections closer to the visitor's center.  The Lincoln Park Conservatory was neat as were the gardens nearby.  I think the day went well and while it was a bit hot later in the afternoon, everyone seemed to weather it well and we were home by 7 pm.  Below are some of the highlights including just some elements of  the Big Bugs Exhibition at the Morton Arboretum.

Meadow Lake at The Morton Arboretum

espaliered ginkgo (Gingko biloba)
Children's Garden
Gary limbering up before tackling this obstacle

Lincoln Park with Conservatory in the distance

Part of the gang ready to depart after a fun and exhausting day!


jimmy jam said...

I lucked out on my first visit: there was an offer for a Ghost Bus Tour within a few blocks from our hotel.

John Decker said...

This is a great article and this bus tour looks so much fun. I like going on bus tours that take you to cool adventures places like this. I have seen some cool stuff like this on a few Las Vegas bus tours I did in the past. Tours like this also let you see the most beautiful parts of cities in the best way. You really get a great tourist experience on bus tours because these services know how to explain and show the city in the perfect way.