Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My own private Zoo

We went to the Zoo yesterday morning. It was cold, only in the 40s the entire time we were there, but it was $2 Tuesday and kids under 3 are free, and we were over due for a visit.

We met Jackie and her two younger daughters, Olivia and Amelia there.

Some of the animals were more visible than they usually are, others - completely unavailable. We had hoped to see the "keeper talk" in the frog exhibit, which was scheduled for 10, but apparently was put off until the afternoon because they are staying open later than usual for the Zoo Lights.

For those who are not familiar with the Oregon Zoo, Zoo Lights is a special evening program where the entire zoo is lit up with thousands upon thousands of Christmas lights.

Maybe it was the busyness of December, or simply the chill in the air, but there were very few other spectators at the zoo. We felt much like it was our own private zoo.

Although, had that been the case, we could have scheduled the keeper talk with the frog people at a time that would have been convenient for all of us.

Despite the childrens' whining about cold hands and tired legs, it was a wonderful day and I feel so much better for getting the opportunity to enjoy this treasure, practically in our own back yard.

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