Sunday, March 28, 2010

I had so much fun I could ‘bearly’ stand it.

Yesterday, the puns flew.  They were ‘otterly’ bad puns to be sure.  But Savvy didn’t take it ‘lion-ing’ down.  She offered me  $1 if I could keep it up through the entire visit to the zoo.  I complied and received the $1, I feel, just to stop making bad puns.

Anyway, the girls had been asking, on and off, for the past couple of years, to go back to the zoo.  I had not been in decades.  In fact, half the zoo, the North American exhibit, was still under construction the last time I went.  So we finally went.  Another ‘poverty plan’ trip.

What was funny was we left early.  Texter sacked out in the back seat and Savvy in the front.  Not a sound of uttered until we turned into the entrance of the zoo and then it was like an electric current was pumped through them.  They were wired.

DSCN0675 This is not Savvy and I entering the zoo.  But rather it was more nippy than she thought it was going to be and we were heading back to the car for my jacket since she only had a tank top on under her hoodie.  And she was afraid she couldn’t find the car, so I had to go too.  Texter was layered to the teeth, so she was going to wait for us to come back.

DSCN0692 Texter even went so far and so forgo flip flops and wear shoes!

DSCN0680Pictures were also being taken on cell phones to send to various “fortunate” people during the day.

DSCN0717  We saw the polar bear.  He gave everyone a cold shoulder.

DSCN0715Some of the more interesting things (beyond some of the conversations Savvy and I overheard) were not in the official exhibits.  This pair of geese are camped out on the dividing wall between the polar bear enclosure and the seal lions.  They are either extremely brave or extremely stupid.

DSCN0721  They are definitely not two peas in a pod, but rather two nuts in a gourd.


This was one of my favorite signs during our walk through the zoo.  Words of wisdom for any animal, any time of the year.



And we even have our own geysers now.

DSCN0745  And if you are wondering what Savvy is fiddling with in these pictures.  She has her “Pokewalker” and is leveling one of her Pokeman characters.  Yep, she is 19.


Damn….they take all the fun out of the zoo these days!

DSCN0758  We visited the desert.  It was really enjoyable as it was in the 50’s outside.

DSCN0762There were several ‘domes’ around the zoo.  It is really nice to walk through the ‘cage’ and have an up close and personal view of everything. 

DSCN0767  Although some woman looked at me strange when I viewed this quail and stated “Tasty”.

DSCN0778The girls were well ‘bee-haved’ all day.

DSCN0780 This is our picnic lunch.  Savvy stated we were so “sketch” since we didn’t even have a blanket, but no one felt like walking over to the picnic tables.  We were sitting there eating out artisan bread, cheese, salami, strawberries and there was a loud sound which came from behind Texter.  She froze and Savvy and I sat up straight and turned our heads in the direction of the sound.  Then we all cracked up laughing as we looked like a herd of deer freezing at a sound. 


My favorite part are the flora.  Our next trip may have to be the orchid garden near Charlotte.  Two fold trip there.  Jack-in-the-Box drive-thru’s are in Charlotte.

DSCN0869  Some of us were getting a little tired and bored of the whole thing.


DSCN0907  The baboons were out in force.  And no, Texter, you can not call your sister’s boyfriend a baboon.


She looked so sweet.  I wanted to go pet her.

DSCN0953  And there were evil herbivores (see Eddy Izzard for that reference).

All in all it was a wonderful day.  The 200 or so pictures I took of flowers will have to wait for another day.

Oh, and on the way home……it was a repeat of the way down.  Both girls were asleep before we hit the road.



1 comment:

  1. well looks like a fine time was had by all . I love your zoo I hope to go to the cincinatti zoo sometime this summer .


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