Over breakfast on our second morning in Frankenmuth, Rooster and I decided to travel to Bay City. We thought this city would be an interesting area of Michigan to explore. We tried to ride the river boat they had there, but we made the decision to visit the Delta College Planetarium instead. The bright orange building captured our attention when we drove near the Saginaw River.
Rooster bought tickets to the first show of the day, “Perfect Little Planet.” We sat in the lobby and waited for the show to start.
To start the program, the man conducting the show gave us a tour of our solar system based on how the night sky would appear in Michigan during the month of July.
The auditorium was totally dark and the seats leaned back. The stars appeared all around us. Then The Perfect little Planet came on. The cute story about an extraterrestrial family searching for the perfect spot to vacation was cute and educational. The story had a nice twist at the end.
After we left the Delta College Planetarium
Rooster and i found a nice place to sit and watch the Saginaw River flow. This park is the site for many of the cities big events. Bay City had many of the features that are so common in Michigan.
We saw a giant white sculpture with white birds flying in and out of it.
A fountain bubbled at the base of the sculpture.
Along with the sculpture and fountain Bay City displayed a wide range of flowers.
A bird watched Rooster as he made his way down the street. I almost expected it to take flight and poop on his head. We decided to head back to Frankenmuth and find the attractions we missed on our first day. Bay City went on our list of places we’d like to explore in the future.
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