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Monday, April 22, 2013

We met The Boy and His Girl at the zoo yesterday. It had been years since we visited. My grandmother lived in The City and I feel that I grew up there. She lived just a few blocks from The Zoo and I have many wonderful memories of time spent there.

Grandma's house

What's left of Doggie Diner

Even before we had kids, my husband and I were Zoo members. Once we had kids, we went there even more -- even though it's about an hour-and-a-half drive from us. Gas was reasonable back then. We were regular Zoobies until Sports intervened and our weekends were a blur of soccer, baseball, and basketball. Then, there was high school and all of the activities that resulted. Then, the kids were out of the house. Our membership lapsed long ago.

As we walked through The Zoo, we were pleased with some of the changes that had been made since our last trip. The habitats are more "natural." We saw old animal friends. My husband and I kept saying things like "remember when we stood in line for...." "remember when we saw Prince Charlie/the new polar bear/the baby black rhino/the baby snow leopard, the new penguin exhibit..."

Penguin gathering palm fronds for his mate's nest. She is inside the one of the burrows..

The Boy doesn't have many memories of his many trips as a kid. It was so much fun seeing The Zoo through adult children's eyes.

We'll make more memories together.
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  • PCOH051610
    I've only been to one zoo in my life (we don't have one in our province) and that was in Melbourne, Australia which is just about as far from where I live that you can get. I was fascinated!
    1757 days ago
    thanks your blog reminded me I need to get get my act together so i can go to zoo we don;t have one where i live. so my brother challenged me to get some weight off he lives in Denver and he would bring there for a visit and we could go to the zoo one day. glad you made some family memories as well as help a sparker get back on the spark trail emoticon emoticon
    1762 days ago
    A trip to the zoo sounds like a lot of fun. Our zoo has a zip line now that I recently did but didn't see the animals. It's time to go back. Thanks for reminding me.
    1762 days ago
  • DALID414
    How fun!
    1763 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    Sounds like a fun day! I love the zoo too!

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