Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Petersen's Rock Garden

This week I went to Central Oregon to visit my Grand Daughters. Near their house is The Petersen's Rock Garden. It was a perfect place to take the kids for an afternoon romp to burn off some steam.

Aunt J decided she need to be Miss Liberty.

She has a cat named Liberty, coincidence? I think not.

They even have a little gift shop filled with antiques and rock stuff. There was even a room with a black light display. The kids loved to watch their clothes light up.

Over in the corner of the gift shop, was a little play area. You know kids stay here while parents wander. Do you see anything wrong with this picture?
As it turns out, they were cleaning out a storage area, and it wasn't a play area.

The Garden sits on 4 acres, but the museum and rockery are all bunched together and is easy to walk around. With bridges and ponds, miniature castles, and walkways, it keeps the kids amused and offers opportunity for home school geology.

There was even a horse in the field that just wandered around with no fences. A cute little lamb, and peacocks in full bloom made for a very enjoyable afternoon.


DotBlogger said...

Wow, super fun!
Was admission reasonable?
You should check out A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village in Salem. You and your grandkids will love it. You get in free with your OMSI membership!

East<3West said...

What a neat place!!!

Anonymous said...

I have so many memories of my grandpa taking me here. I have some sweet pictures of going there with him again, after I was an adult with the next generation in tow.

I was gonna say, I don't remember a play area. It must be new! heehee

Have you taken them to Smith Rock, Lava Lands or Lava Caves? There is so much to see and do there. What a fun unexpected trip:)

Yule {b}Log said...

It was fun, Dad. I'm glad you came over! Next time... lava caves. You in?