|1923 Duesenberg..."it's a Duesy!"|
|ballroom full of musical instruments|
|Mills Double Violano Virtuoso, a self-playing violin|
|5,000-piped Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ|
I enjoyed my visit. The docent was engaging, and I especially liked the Wurlitzer organ demonstration. (I plan on attending one of the "Silent Movies and Organ" events in which silent movies are accompanied by a live organist!) The depth of the amassed treasures is jaw-dropping, and it's equally impressive that the Nethercutts choose to show off their enormous wealth so freely.
After the Nethercutt visit, I had lunch at Buffalo Bruce's Mercantile, a small, eccentric hole-in-the-wall that I found on Yelp. The lunch was delicious.
|Buffalo Bruce's Mercantile|
|pulled pork sammy, coleslaw, & potato salad w/ iced tea--YUM!!|
|What's visible in the pic is the entirety of the restaurant interior.|
|Vivian, the B.B. Mercantile's proprietress|
|Wildlife Learning Center entrance|
Admission to the center is $6, but for an additional charge, one is able to choose special one-on-one tours or to interact with various animals. I initially intended to try one of the animal meet-and-greets, but I ultimately opted not to when I saw how frightened one of the animals was during its interaction with another group. However, adolescent visitors seemed delighted to be able to pet wild animals so I might take my nephew to the center some day for the experience.
|barn owl meet-and-greet|
|fennec fox meet-and-greet|
P.S. Here are some parting animal photos:
|This bobcat first hissed at me, and then he ignored me.|
|fennec foxes--so cute!|
|No joke--this little guy was scratching to wear away the wood in an obvious attempt for freedom.|