My kids have summer birthdays. My kids have a grandma who lives far away. My kids received a membership to the zoo for their birthdays. Their grandma didn’t have to pay for shipping. I think everyone is happy.
First were the Bald Eagles. My kids didn’t really care – we have those by our house, they say. Then one of the eagles flew. The wider the wingspan got, the wider the eyes of my babies got! That is a large bird! It is easy to forget how big they really are when they are flying high above you. I think the kids will watch them a little differently when they are circling over our yard!
A trip to our zoo is never complete without a good visit with the prairie dogs. These at the zoo were quite tame compared to the ones we saw in South Dakota a few years ago. These did not bark at all – I was very disappointed. Just a couple of weeks after my daughter turned one we went to visit relatives in the Black Hills. We stopped along the road near a large prairie dog village and got out to stretch our legs. The prairie dogs were all barking back and forth and my daughter joined them. She had a blast talking to them and I laughed so hard at her.
Next we went to the children’s area. Which doesn’t make sense to me – the whole zoo is a children’s area! So what does my daughter do? She feeds the goats. She makes kissy noises at them. She spends money to feed goats. We have two goats AT HOME! But I was there for her sake, not mine. If she wants to feed goats, let her feed goats.
My boy was not impressed. He was ready for something dangerous.
Like feeding fish. You are laughing at me calling this dangerous? If you could have heard these fish and seen them up close you would know they are closely related to piranhas. Maybe not, but there is no way I would put my hand in that water!
Our last stop at the zoo was to visit the tortoises. They are fun to watch and a real attraction. Especially for the preteen and man crowd. See that one further to the back. According to my daughter he is ‘wrestling’ with the one underneath him. He really likes to wrestle. My son was very confused and asked me ‘turtles say moo?’ Evidently when they wrestle, they say moo.
It was a very fun trip. We didn’t stop at any of the attractions that were very crowded since we can come back as often as we want. Next time we will see the other parts. I really walked up an appetite, though. How about chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes tomorrow?