Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Z is for...

Zoo! We went to Salt Lake's Hogle Zoo a few weeks ago. For those of you who are counting that was our 3rd zoo for the summer. (#1. Idaho Falls, #2 Pittsburgh, and now this!) It's such a hit with Riley. In fact a couple days a week she will say, "car, animals" which I can only guess means she wants to go in the car to see the animals. We may just go again real soon!

Among the animals we saw are: turkeys, monkeys, an albino alligator, baby alligators, tons of smaller animals too numerous to list, and of course, zoo favorites like tigers, giraffes, and elephants. Just uploading my pictures for this post makes ME want to go back! We may invest in a zoo membership after all; we figure if we go at least 4 times a year, its worth it. And the fact that the zoo is open year-round means we would only have to go every 3 months...and I think we would go at least once a month during just the summer. And you get discounts in the gift shop, at food stands, on carousel rides, and train rides-YAY! It's a fun family activity, especially with our little environmentalist/animal lover!
Happy girls in the gift shop. Izzy, totally relaxing! Girls on the train with daddy :-)

Let me just say if you ever have a chance to go to the zoo in Salt Lake...their giraffe exhibit is so neat! You are able to get up so close! This was probably my favorite part...aside from maybe the tiger since I love tigers.

This baby giraffe was about 10 months old! He seemed pretty shy and just stood in the corner all alone.

The elephants were pretty neat, too since we were able to get fairly close to them as well. It was certainly less crowded here than it was the day we went to the Pittsburgh Zoo.

1 comment:

Brooke said...

You were so good with that alphabet blogging. A lot more creative then I would have been. I enjoyed it.