Sunday, May 29, 2011

Road Trip!

During the months of February and March it is eagle migration season in Minnesota. This is the time when the Bald Eagles build their nests along the Mississippi River in an area close to the town of Wabasha.

We (I) decided to make it Cider's first official road trip. It was practice for our road trip home for Christmas.

Alex wasn't too thrilled about bringing Cider along, but he didn't have much of a choice in the matter.

Cider enjoyed the car ride and all of the new scenery and smells.

Located in Wabasha is the National Eagle Center where they provide information about eagles and their habits. They also provide a home to 5 disabled eagles. We both got the chance to have our picture with a real live eagle. It was amazing!

They had an interactive education area. Alex and I measured our grip strength compared to that of a Bald Eagle. I measured at 20 psi and Alex at 45 psi. A Bald Eagle's strength comes in at over 400 psi. Yikes!

After checking out the Eagle Center we took Cider for a short walk along the Mississippi River. It was such a beautiful day. I think she enjoyed the new surroundings.

On our drive home, we came across about 10 Bald Eagles in the wild.

We also came across the Whistle Stop Cafe. I was hoping there would be some Fried Green Tomatoes. Unfortunately, there were none. Bummer!

All and all it was a fun trip. Even Alex admitted that Cider did amazing in the car. For the most part, she stayed in the back seat. Eventually, she worked her way to the front into my lap.

And then she fell asleep . . . nothing better than to have a puppy sleeping in your lap.

1 comment:

Kristan said...

"nothing better than to have a puppy sleeping in your lap."

SO TRUE! Love the pic of you and Cider with the mountains in the background.