Friday, April 11, 2008

Lions and Tigers and Bears, etc

Yesterday we went to the zoo. We were invited to join my parents, my brother, sister-in-law, and their grandchildren. We took along my other nephew as well, so the party was 6 adults and 8 children under 10.

We fed the lorikeets and giraffes. We watched the penguins diving and swimming (my favorite, it's better than cable tv). We saw the big cats snoozing in the afternoon sun, and stood inches away from three silverback gorillas (there was REALLY thick glass between us). And there were snakes, lizards, fish... all the usual residents.

The kids really enjoyed, we only misplaced a few kids a few times and they were quickly recovered. I think I'm going to invest in more of those animal/backpack/harness/leash sets. I already have three, but I'm thinking of keeping spares for when we're out with other families with small children, in case they'd like to use them.

By the end of the day we were tired, sore, sunkissed, and hot as we trekked back up the hill to the parking lot. Whose idea was it to put the parking lot at a higher elevation than the zoo? Obviously some sadist was on the design committee.

Sadly no photos were taken by me, my batteries ran out of juice after the first two photos I took :(