Not much has happened here last week. It seems that this stomach bug that is going around is nasty. You are sick with it for 1-3 days, better for a day or two and then another round of it.
We were on round 2.
So I thought that since I have done nothing except for cleaning, having the hubby home from a week in Chicago and then him getting the "bug", I would post pics from the Rainforest Cafe.
The Rainforest Cafe is in the Great Lakes Crossing Mall and is just gorgeous. The preschool class is studying about the rainforest and some of the animals that live in it.
The outside of the restaurant has a rocky front with vines and plants. It really is a beautiful place to visit.
There is a waterfall with a pond near the entrance to the gift shop. In it is a mechanical alligator that scared the crap out of the bitty one. Do you know the difference between an alligator and a crocodile? One's teeth point inward and the other's outward. Don't ask me which one though, I wasn't l able to hear that well over the screams of "Don't let it get me Mommy!"
Yes, they do have a gift shop that you have to pass through before and after just incase you haven't spent enough money on lunch. Lots of little goodies that they just NEED!
This is one of the many aquariums throughout the restaurant. You pass through here to the dining room. I had to carry the bitty one through since she was sure that even though it has been here for 10 years with no incident, as soon as she would go through the acrylic would break and the fishies all fall on her.
Did I mention that we did have fun? The center of the restaurant has a sky scene that is what you would see in the rainforest.
The entire ceiling is covered with ivy and plants except for this patch of sky. The stars really twinkle too. There is a huge fountain/waterfall at one end with this statue in the collection pool.
All around the restaurant are animal displays that move and make noises every 10 minutes. The manager gave the class a tour of the restaurant and told the kids different facts about them. Do you know the difference between an african and indian elephant? I know this one! The african has ears shaped like Africa and the indian has ears shaped like Mickey Mouse. They also should be capitalized, I am just too lazy to go back and correct it.
These are the gorillas that we sat by that every time they went off Syrina and her friend Jeracko would freak out over.
Another one of the aquariums in the dining room. They really did a great job on the decorating in here.
How cool are these stools in the bar area? They even have tails! How cool would I be to have a few cocktails and fall off a zebra's a%& ?! I could always use the tail as a seatbelt or as a safety rope to pull myself back up.
Anyways, that is for another day! Here is our table of cutie patooties!
From left to right: Hayden, Tyler, Syrina and Jeracko
My friend Corey, Hayden and Jeracko's mom, have decided that we need to go back sans kids. Great Lakes Crossing is a HUGE outlet mall. Lots of shopping! Lots of eating with 4 food courts! Then of course there is the cafe with the cutesy stools....
So there ya go! A tour of the Rainforest Cafe. If you are ever in Auburn Hills, MI stop in the Cafe and pull up an a@%, you'll love the place! I do recommend the Tomato Basil Soup! Yum!