A trip to the zoo

If the title didn’t give it away, we went to the zoo last weekend for S’s company picnic. We’re fortunate to live so close to one of the finest zoos in the country, and I’m glad we were able to take advantage of it. I hadn’t been there for years, and I’d forgotten how much fun it could be. C also enjoyed it, though he still seems to think that most animals should bark. He was pretty impressed by the size of the elephants (as was I – I haven’t seen one up close for a long time), and enjoyed the condor that kept coming at us with wings spread wide.

There were a couple new exhibits, including the recently opened Elephant Crossing. As is usually the case, a lot of the animals were just lounging around in the sun, so there wasn’t a whole lot of action. But, you can count on the monkeys to have some entertaining displays. One group included a juvenile monkey that kept bugging the older ones (funny how life imitates nature…), and C really got a kick out of watching them chase each other around. The weather was a pleasant surprise – they were calling for clouds and rain all week, and when we got there, and not a cloud in the sky. Those forecasters never know what they’re talking about…

Oblivious to the four-ton monsters behind him, he's more interested in the sparrow.

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