Friday, July 6, 2012

Cheekwood's Treehouses

We've had some really hot weather lately, but it cooled down just a little bit the day before my birthday.  Or at least it was bearable to go walk around outside at Cheekwood.  They have a really neat display right now - 7 unique treehouses. 
 I think this pirate ship was called the Jolly Roger.
Charlie liked being below the ship and trying to climb up it.  He is a climber these days (discovered how to climb our chairs and has made his way up to our dining room table.  This is bad news for any flower vase or anything else that wants to hang out on the table) 
This fish was so cool and all of the scales were old CDs.  From the inside you could check out all the artists, a lot of them unknowns to me, but some were a blast from the past.

Looking out the fish eye at Daddy. 

This "treehouse" was suspended over the pond. 

CQ loved all the ropes.  And all the other kids too. 

And this one titled Up and Down Again (inspired by The Hobbit, wasn't the book within it called There and Back Again?) It had a ramp up to a super slide.  The kids were loving it!  My Dad's company built it so I was glad to see it was a hit.

Always beautiful walking around the gardens. 
I think this one was called The Giving Tree. 

This was a more traditional and fancy treehouse.  Charlie loved that the inside had kitchen items. 

And this last shell looked pretty neat but we didn't check it out, we were ready to head on home (plus it closes at 4:30)
Anyone in the Nashville area should go check them out, especially with kiddos in tow.

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