The Flower Fields of Carlsbad and The Museum of Making Music
Friday, April 1, 2016 a fun run to Carlsbad, CA was led by Jerry and Nancy Foreman. The group of Southwest Corvette adventurers travelled to a 50 acre field of Giant Tecolate Ranunculus flowers that transform the landscape into a solid expanse of vibrant banded colors. These giants are relatives of the common Buttercup flower.
The rolling hillside overlooking the Pacific Coast can be walked at leisure or be observed from riding on a comfy, farm wagon pulled by an antique tractor. The fields are spectacular, exploding with color! There were also greenhouse exhibits of Poinsettias and Cymbidiums and other flowers I can't spell. An amateur photographer cannot take a bad picture at this venue!
After a local lunch we drove about a mile and a half to The Museum of Making Music. The museum depicts the discovery popular music and instrumental innovations of the 20th and 21st centuries. Instruments and viewer interactive displays permitted one to hear as well as see musical history. I love to push buttons, you know. There were various instruments available for museum goers to try their musical skills on. Our docent was a professional musician and was bursting with musical trivia and detail of the exhibits.
Thank you to Jerry and Nancy Foreman for allowing us to join them in two venues that really pleased our senses.