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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Zoo trip 2013

This was actually a birthday trip for a little girl, and thus, the pics you see will be more concerned with two-legged little critters than four.  Shall we meet our cast of characters?

Of course, Laurie gets the "lead guest-star" role, as the kids are grandchildren of her sister Mary.

Our stars, left-to-right:  Grandma Mary, mom Katie with youngest critter Lizzy, birthday girl Sierra, mom's friend Ron, oldest critter Jackson.

Grandpa Jack with the stroller duo.

Checking out the monkeys.

Not sure of the photog yet.

Auntie Rachel and friend.

Chipmunk checking the sea-lion-feeding crowd for goodies.

Ride 'em, Sierra!

Cowboy Jackson.

Jackson vs. the mastodon.

Tiger fight!

Laurie:  Gibbons!  Me:  His name is Euell.  Laurie:  Euell?  Me: Yeah, Euell Gibbon. You youngsters might have to look that one up.

Gimme that camera!

Home on the range.

What's gnu?

Can't you people find a better time to take pictures?  I'm trying to sleep!

Lioness yawns.  Sierra roars.

Banded mongoose.

Hey!  That squirrel's a freeloader!

Hey!  That bunny's a freeloader!

The bongo trio

"...let me play my saiga..."

FRANKE park?? I thought you said SHOAFF park, damnit!


  1. OMGosh, Looks like a good time was had by all.. Love the critters on horseback. Brings back memories of our trips to the zoo.. Thanks for sharing.

  2. TIGERS!!!!! OMG I love Tigers.
    What a cool zoo and what adorable little human critters.
    Looks like a fun time was had by all

    1. Wouldn't have been as neat without the little ones.

  3. CWM:
    That was a MARVELOUS travelogue...looks like EVERYONE had a great time.
    (made me feel like a kid again mtself)
    Excellent a good eye there (make that TWO).
    Thanks for sharing a nice day...
    (is Scrappy STILL waiting?)

    Stay safe up there.

    1. Scrappy was actually at Shoaff earlier, as we waited for my Niece to show up and go for a walk. He got his share.