We live across the street from the zoo. You turn left out of our neighborhood, then take a right after about 10 seconds, and you're there. That close. Brad always says how crazy it is that there are wild animals living RIGHT THERE. He says we may wake up one morning and find an escapee tiger outside. Wouldn't that be cool!?!
Or maybe not. :)
(Not my best shot, but look at that tooth! Yikes!)
Anyway, while we were engaged, I said, "Oooh! We're gonna live right by the zoo! I haven't been there since I was a kid! We have to go!" And he agreed. And four years later... we finally went! Ridiculous, I know! It's about time! My sister laughed at me. Haha. She thinks adults only go to the zoo if they're bringing their kids, or someone else's kids! And i admit, the only times I've been is when i was a child myself or when i was a nanny or daycamp counselor. But i happen to think the zoo is a great date! And i was right! We had a GREAT TIME together! I also brought my camera & got to practice! :)
Did I mention the weather was AWESOME!?! It was GORGEOUS! And cool enough for me to wear long sleeves!!! Hello, fall, finally! I wore a new shirt & it was so cozy! (Thanks, mom!)
That is my "i get to wear long sleeves today!" face. Ha!
Our friends from church were working a booth for "Boo at the Zoo" (the zoo's annual halloween event for kids), selling funnel cakes & smoothies. Yes, we went during this event...a LOT of people there, but we still had a great time! And saw lots of cute kids in costumes. ;)
These two tigers were SO CUTE!
I admit, our favorite part was hanging out with Billy & Mandy. They are friends from church & we just LOVE them! They're so funny & sweet & fun & kind & yeah. We are kind of a little obsessed with them. I mean that in a non-creepy way, I promise!
Notice Mandy working even while taking a picture! Making funnel cakes for the masses!
Aren't they cute?
So, here are some of my pictures of the zoo animals! I will try to refrain from posting every single pic! Ha! :)
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We saw the tigers first. There is glass between me & the tiger, but you can't really tell, can you? I love the tigers! My favorite! They're just so beautiful!
Next were the elephants. This one was kind of showing off for me some!
Doesn't that look like a smile to you?
What big feet you have!
The zebras were my favorite. They're so unique. Beautiful.
Well, hello, little zebra.
I would like to know what these birds & these monkeys are saying to each other. Captions, anyone? :)
The ostrich is a HILARIOUS bird. No kidding.
There were some very snuggly creatures as well.
a bobcat? please forgive me, i can't remember. But look how sweet!
I love love LOVED the giraffes!! So cute!
There was a petting zoo, too.
It was a fantastic day date with my man! Loved it! We can't wait to go back!!