Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Another Zoo Post: The Back Of The Head Edition
Here's how excited we were to be back. Look at the beautiful gap in that smile!
First we stopped at the Gardens to visit the butterflies. One landed on Bee's belly.
She was enthralled with this huge one.
Next we went through the Oceans area. We watched some rays and jellyfish. Then came shark petting, which is always a huge hit.
After that, we arrived at the penguins just in time to watch them eat. I cannot believe how such tiny penguins can swallow such huge fish.
Back outside, we played at the playground and then decided to cool off at the water park area.
Next up were the giraffes. I love giraffes. They are so elegant.
Rhinos were next.
For 3 years I've been a member of the zoo. I've never been able to get to the elephant bath in time to see it. Possibly because it's in the morning at the far end of the zoo. But yesterday we finally made it!
The kids waited patiently.
It was really amazing to be so close to an elephant.
We saw some lions, baboons, and Alaskan brown bears.
But one of this kid's favorites is still the goats. I think he likes the hands-on aspect. He adores the chickens too, but I didn't get a picture of that this time.
We had time for one more thing, and so we went to the underwater dolphin dome. The kids really had fun there, it's such a special place to be. Surrounded by water, but not in water. Like a cave, but with dolphins swimming around your head.
There was lots of loving going on in the dolphin dome.
Oh yes, quite a lot!