Tuesday, September 30, 2008

@]@ Wild women and Butterflies @]@

Day two of our girls gone wild vacation....

We headed out to the party hardy place called "The butterfly conservatory". It's actually a really cool spot. It is surrounded by a gazillion miles of gorgeous gardens...well they would have been but it was the wrong time of the year...so we skipped them and went into the conservatory.

Now my SIL's were thinking it was a place with a bunch of butterflies pinned to some styrofoam...and you just looked at dead bugs. They were thinking I was bat crap crazy and not the best tour guide in the world....but oh much to their surprise!

This place has some of the most amazing plants you'll ever see....exotic Tropical plants and stuff that doesn't even look real. And it's FILLED WITH BUTTERFLIES...the little critters are flying EVERYWHERE!








click to enlarge some of these...it's like the plants were growing butterflies!







So now who's the greatest tour guide in the universe.....that would be ME! Do I know how to show people a good time or what?

After cooling off from our vigorous butterfly extravaganza...we headed back to the good old US of A.....only after my mom totally flirted with the hottie at the boarder crossing booth. He wanted her passport...not her phone number...sheeesh mom! ( dad...I embellished that for blog reasons...you understand)

After checking out the American side...and YES Canada...YOU RULE the falls for sure. We headed back to Massachusetts....we needed to get a good night sleep...for tomorrow.......

LOOK OUT NEW YORK CITY!!!!


And look...two great blog awards from the coolest people!

Cindy at "just another day in paradise" gave me a GOLD CARD! THANKS CINDY! I've had the pleasure to get to know Cindy over the last 2 months and I must say she is one very special person! Smart, funny, and she does the most thought provoking posts...plus she has an adorable Grandbaby...go check her out!

And Lisa at "lisa's spot" gave me this award If you haven't visited Lisa's blog then you really need to. She has the most amazing pictures of the cutest raccoons who visit her house. And she takes the most amazing photos of the beautiful scenery! And...she's an amazing person too...THATS alot of AMAZING!!

39 comments:

Jan said...

I love butterflies. How fun. The pictures turned out great. Now NYC? Boy oh Boy, the fun never ends. Say hello to Donald Trump for us :)

Deb said...

Alright now, you wild and crazy girls don't let those photos fall into the wrong hands. LOL!! I would have been out of my mind in there with those butterflies but they are beautiful. Deb

Brown-Eyes said...

Hey Nikki...Great photos...we have actually been there about 8 years ago..if I remember correctly, it smelled like fruit in there because they had pieces of fruit out for the butterflies to eat? I can't wait to see what mischief you party girls get into in NYC..
;-) Bo

dana said...

I loved your butterflies---now I am quivering with anticipation of what you girls did in NEW YORK!!!! Dana

French said...

Those pictures are AMAZING!! Woohoo look out New York! PSssttt I think you need to go back and read Chapter 1;) French

mishebe said...

Ok lady, where do u find the perfect songs for your posts.? I am serious, it is driving me carazxy, how ,how? Are u a secret dj? Radio personality. It has to be something with music, um, ...... mishelle

Justine said...

Holy crap, that place looks AMAZING. I would love to see that many different butterflies in one place. And all those gorgeous plants! It must have been super hot in there though. Yikes! So glad you guys had such a good time, and can't wait to follow you on your NYC adventure!

Justine :o )

Darlene said...

I have seen a couple of people post about the Butterfly conservatory and I WANT TO GO!! It just looks amazing there with all of the beautiful butterfies! I know y'all had a great day!

TinaTx said...

Wonderful butterfly pictures! It looks like you wild and crazy ladies are having a wonderful time - can't wait to see what you do in NY!

Suzann said...

I love butterflies and it definitely looks like you gals were having a great time. NYC!? How exciting!

Picket said...

Morning girl.....I loved the butterflies....that would be so breathtaking to actually be standing there and see all that beauty around you!!!! I would have been way too much of a scardy cat to stand over those falls like that though! lol Great tour Nikki and congrats on the awards girl!

ko said...

u r precious! I am so glad you guys had such a ROCK'n GOOD TIME!!!! :) 1 of my most favoritis things in the world is butterflies. In fact (shhhhhh its a secret) when I was the VERY WISE SMART AGE of 19...I got a VERY LARGE butterfly tattoo on my booty buns! HEHEHEHHE! WIERD! Love ya, hope you are having a great week!!!!!!:) I MISS CRUMPIE AND OZZIE..your kinda leaving them out...i'm just saying!!!!!!!

Nancy said...

oh Nikki, what beautiful pics...that must have been an amazing place! Congrats on the awards! Nancy

Neabear said...

I agree with everyone else about the amazing pictures of the butterflies. You got some beautiful ones there! Looking forward to seeing whatother fun things you ladies are up to. So happy you are enjoying your trip.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures Nikki, I've been there, it was a field trip for my daughters K class. The kids had a ball, one butterfly landed on one of the kids shoulders and would not leave. I thought for sure the kid would freak but she actually loved it.

Thanks for the memory,
Kathy ;)

Donna said...

Nikki those pics are beautiful!!! I love butterflies!!!!! Can I please borrow the the black one for my sidebar??? Please, Please Pretty Please...

xoxoxoxoxo
Donna

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I guess I never truly realized how gorgeous b-flies are!!

Hallie :_

Heather said...

We have something like this close to home in Cincinnati. It truly is breathtaking. I want to join the girls gone wild vacation!!

Donna said...

Thank you Nikki!!!!!!!! :)

((((((((((((((HUG)))))))))))))))))
Donna

onlymehere said...

That one butterfly looks like it has eyes on it's wings! This looks incredible and you're right a couple of the plants don't look real. Glad it wasn't just dead bugs stuck on plants bz you may have had a mutiny on your hands, LOL! One thing, are you SURE the border guard wasn't flirting with mom?! Some men like their women older! LOL!

Carolynn said...

I wouldn't have wanted to leave butterfly heaven. I visited a similar spot in Arizona that was filled with hummingbirds. 'nuff said!

Okay...I'm a teensy bit confused over here....you completely scoured your home, repainted & decorated your guest bathroom because you & your guests were all LEAVING the house to go on vacation...?

gingela5 said...

Those pictures are great! I love butterflies and those are some pretty ones! It seems you are THE *best* tour guide ever! And congrats on the two awards!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love butterflies! We've had an abundance lately and it's so nice. It really brightens your day.

SchmeckyGirl said...

That conservatory was awesome! So beautiful! We took our girls to a butterfly green house once and they all kept landing on my daughter's shoes because they had fake flowers on them.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I can't believe you never heard of that syndrome before. I just added the lamp commercial to my blog. It's less than a minute long if you've never seen it before... I think it's when I realized I wasn't the only one that did that! lol.

squawmama said...

Nikki (Sis) the pictures are great... We have been there but (the falls)not to the "The butterfly conservatory". I wish I had known about it... We will be going back in a couple of years so hopefully it will still be there... Thanks for the beautiful pictures.. AWESOME!

Hugs,
Donna aka Roxy

Mrs. B said...

You girls are so wild and crazy! Bat crap crazy, lol, you are so funny! Sounds like you had a good time!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Nikki! So much fun! Hope you girls aren't tooo much for New York to handle!lol It cost me $7.50 to pee in Manhattan once, so I hope your trip is better than mine!lol Keep us posted! Sincerely, Jeannette

Ronnica said...

They had a butterfly house at the Six Flags we went to in Cali this summer, and I was shocked by how warm it was inside there.

Thanks for leaving a comment on my SITS day!

Charli and me said...

Hi Nikki,
Congratulations on your awards! Your butterfly photos were absolutely amazing! Sooo beautiful. We have a butterfly house at our zoo and it's so much fun to go there. I really enjoyed reading your post and looking at all of your lovely pictures.

Adventure girl wanna be said...

What an amazing trip and photos. That is so fun and created a memory forever;)

imjacobsmom said...

Hi Nikki, Looks like fun was had by all. Your sisters pictures are amazing. Our St. Paul Como Park Zoo has a beautiful conservatory and it is loaded with butterflies, too. The zoo has a fun activity for kids this time of year called The Zoo Boo. Volunteers dress up as zoo animals and are scattered throughout the zoo doing tricks and passing out treats. It is so cute. Jacob really enjoyed it when he was a much younger boy. Now he is too cool for it. ~ Robyn

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Gorgeous...almost as gorgeous as you...hee heee :)

Tracey said...

I love butterfly conservatories!
Great pictures you captured!!
Congratulations on your well deserved awards....you are gonna run out of room girl!

Mama said...

WOW Nikki those butterflies are amasing, your pics are wonderful, your mum is so funny, I loved the falls too, have not been there but it is definately on the list!. looks like you all had a lot of fun, Kathy.

Chris said...

You made me laugh so hard with those doggie shots. And the butterflies are beautiful, we went to something like that in Warm Springs, GA ( I think that's where it was} I've never seen so many butterflies.It was near the Little White House. You are a master of posting.

Hugs,
Chris

Marie said...

Reminds me of our Butterfly House here -- one of my kids favorite places to visit -- so many butterflies! Such fun!

Chris said...

OK Nikki, I posted some pics for you to see

Hugs,
Chris

Michael said...

Super cool trip :)

Does that gold card come with a pre-paid balance, lol????

Fifi Flowers said...

Beautiful butterflies! AMAZING colour!
I have a question about Mass... what do you do with your pool in the winter?

 

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