Love the layover: Easter Bunny Fly-in

Hoping to see the Easter Bunny at the airport?

Travelers passing through Sacramento International Airport won’t get to see Lawrence Argent’s giant, 56-foot long fiberglass red rabbit until 2011, when the airport’s new Terminal B is scheduled to open.

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In the meantime, be on the lookout for a surprise Easter Bunny appearance at a major airport near you – or head on over to New Jersey’s tiny Solberg-Hunterdon Airport, about 35 miles west of New York City, where the Easter Bunny is scheduled to arrive by airplane for the annual fly-in family day.

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And travelers who find themselves in or around Boston this holiday weekend might want to hop on over to the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge and take a gander at the egg-ceptional (non-chocolate) eggs in the museum’s “egg spiral.”

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Egg specimens in the spiral range in size from a hummingbird egg the size of a coffee bean to the real, basketball-sized egg of the extinct elephant bird, or Aepyornis, which died out in Madagascar in the early 1700’s.

By the way: if this egg still had all its contents, it would hold approximately two and a half gallons – the equivalent of 180 hen’s eggs.

(Egg spiral photo by Adam Blanchette, courtesy Harvard Museum of Natural History)