Being CK

July 16, 2008

and THIS is why they creep me out…

Filed under: Alexandra,Dillon,Photos,SF Outings — Christina @ 6:58 am

Seriously, they are so gross.

We went back to the park to finally bring the kids to the Butterfly Zone at the conservatory. I packed lunch and we had a little picnic on the grass out front before we went in. Afterwards we went inside. I’ve never been there before, and I don’t know what I was expecting, but it was HOT and HUMID inside. Okay, makes sense, it’s a greenhouse. And when we went into a side room it got even worse! THEN! We get to the Butterfly Zone. A few years ago, the Bellagio had a butterfly display in their atrium that was basically netting from the floor to the ceiling with a bunch of butterflies flying around inside. Kind of like this, but gigantic.So I pretty much expected that sort of thing, but NO. It was a room with a bunch of plants and displays and the butterflies were just flying freely around. Like – LANDING on people. Oh my god. AND it was crazy hot and humid, I was sweating just standing around. Dillon was determined to hold one, I saw some kids with 5 or 6 on their hands. Eww. So Dillon finally caught one, I didn’t get a good picture of it because I was trying to hurry before it flew away. And then I saw it. It was so huge and nasty looking all I could do was stand there and go – eww, oh my god. There were two hidden in this plant, so I felt kind of safe, they weren’t going to just leap out at me, I would have screamed I swear. But then there was this old lady and after I pointed it out, she got the butterfly to sit on an outer leaf of the plant, all spread out like this (I wonder if she touched it, eww).Then, on my way out, I saw another one sitting on a plant by the doorway, so I told Dillon to put his hand next to it so I could show the relative size of it (haha, yeah, I’m a chicken). I swear if those things were flying around landing on me it would be my worst nightmare come true…


  1. hahahaha~!!! i can’t even believe you stepped into that place…oh the things you’ll do for your kids right? hahahahahah

    …i really would have been screaming at the top of my lungs running out of there!

    Comment by daphne — July 19, 2008 @ 10:16 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks for checking out my blog! :o] Your kiddos are SOO adorable!

    Comment by Erika — July 20, 2008 @ 11:50 pm | Reply

  3. LOL I don’t blame you I hate bugs… butterflies are pretty, but if they land on me I still freak out. You already know how I feel about spiders based on my blog. LOL Thanks for stopping by BTW. Your kids are sooo cute!

    Comment by Heather — July 21, 2008 @ 4:06 pm | Reply

  4. We visit the Conservatory a few times each year and saw the Butterfly Zone last week…I was pretty disgusted myself. If your kids want to see more butterflies, but in a cleaner and nicer environment, you should check out the new indoor rainforest just across the street at the Academy of Sciences. Its not nearly as muggy and there are lots of other things to see.

    Comment by Rex — November 1, 2008 @ 10:03 am | Reply

  5. We went to the Academy a couple weeks ago, but the line to go through the rainforest was LONG! So we went downstairs to look around and that African exhibit and caught the Planetarium show. We got a membership though, so we’ll definitely catch the rainforest one of these days!

    Comment by Christina — November 14, 2008 @ 12:52 am | Reply

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