Ted and I got up early, got some things done and went to Karen and Jeff's for a fun day at the zoo.
This is Savannah and I on the little train that runs around part of the zoo/park.
Jeff and Karen, they had their anniversary on Saturday.
Papaw Teddy Bear came along also. The train ride is fun.
Here's the train pulling into the depot right before we boarded.
A young girl is the engineer.
We rode past the swimming pool, that was over flowing with families. It was a warm and pretty day.
We rode past the huge pond and this was the coolest area of the whole park to me.
Green giraffe. the statue animals are in crazy colors.
Purple and gray tiger.
We went to the Snakes Alive show. This is a rat snake if you wanted to touch it, no where near it's face...they gave you sanitizers to wash your hands.
The girl in purple , Michelle, is holding a five foot boa named Oz. When the show was over she allowed us to touch it. , not near it's face. Then you had to sanitize again. I asked where is Julius Squeezer the boa constrictor. ...the young lady said Julius had passed away unexpectedly. That was sad.
We went thru the butterfly exhibit.
I do not know all the names so I will just show them.
They are so pretty, especially if they land on some pretty flowers.
There was also little dishes of fruit for the butterflies, through out the tent. It was a great day at the zoo. Then we went to lunch at O' Charley's. Ate way too much. It was delicious food. I really loved my time with the kids and our lunch. Came home totally wore out. LOL.
Hope all of you had a sweet day. The weather was perfect here . Enjoy the rest of the holiday. XO
Looks like a fun day. I would love the butterfly exhibit. We've had a quiet day at home except for an afternoon thunder shower!ReplyDelete
Mildred, It is very humid in the butterfly exhibit, but so pretty with hanging baskets of flowers plus water features and flowering bushes . We are to have rain this whole new week, That will dampen the fireworks. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I love the zoo. This looks like a wonderful time. Thanks for all the pictures. It's like I was there with you. Hope the rest of your weekend is just as great.ReplyDelete
Kathy, I get carried away taking ohotos at the zoo, then forget at other times. I wants to get some of the gift shop there, and our great lunch.LOL. Blessings to you and Joe for a fun holiday. xoxo, SusieDelete
Nice! I would absolutely touch the snakes. The orange and black butterfly is a monarch. That's the only one I recognize. -JennReplyDelete
I did touch the boa. It felt like a plastic arm.LOL I do love seeing the butterflies, I need to take a photo of the chamber in which they are housed to hatch. You see every stage of their transformation. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Hi Susie, We had a train like that in Sonoma, Ca. and took lots of kiddos on it when I did childcare. Love the butterflies. Hope you have a wonderful 4th.ReplyDelete
Noreen, I do not know how much horse power this little train has, but it pulls a lot of people and big adults too. I really like the train ride, so next time I might take two rides. It's only 2 dollars a ride. :):) Wishing you and yours a great 4th also. Bless you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Thanks Susie, for taking us on the train rain with you. Enjoyed the park, it was fun, from a distance!ReplyDelete
Hi Sylvia, I love that little train...of course I love real trains too. I love the whistle , as the little girl pulls the train from the station at the zoo. So fun, kids adore it. I did get some good shots of the eagle this time. The wallabies had babies again,plus some very tiny pygmy goats....the size of a cat. You can't help but admire them. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I know you all had a great time. I would love to visit the butterflies!ReplyDelete
Karen, I love seeing the butterflies and they have a mirror to check yourself when exiting , so no butterflies hitch a ride out of there. :) It is humid in that exhibit. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I know the butterflies names. There is Jane, Willy, Norm and Congolia.ReplyDelete
Julius Squeezer, chuckle.
Boston Boy, That's it !! That's what I miss about you, your edgy sense of humor. :):) Yes, poor Julius Squeezer passed away. He was a good sized snake too. They did show us a skin about 10 feet long from a python. One 5 yr.old by asked why they let the snake go when it was alive, after he viewed the skin. I told my granddaughter the rat snake would make a nice belt and she gave me that look. You know that teen eye rolling thing. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Such a fun and memorable day at the zoo. The zoo is one of my favorite places to go, Susie. There's so many interesting things to see. That butterfly exhibit would be first on my list. These butterflies are so pretty, love that first picture. Yikes, those snakes - did you get a chance to touch one? I like the fact that they provide sanitizer afterwards. The train ride sounds fun. This is a cute picture of you and Savannah. What a fun day, and you will always have these pictures to look back on.ReplyDelete
Happy fourth of July to you, dear friend.
Sheri, I did touch the boa. It felt like a pliable plastic. Had pretty markings.Delete
Savannah and I laughed about a lot of thing on our train ride...one was papaw with his nose in the air sniffing while someone was grilling out. Then a fat fellow came out of one of the social buildings with out a shirt. Please people cover up. LOL. I saw a sign in Michigan with my daughter and it said , "if it jiggles, cover it up." :):) It was a great day and tomorrow will be fun also. I am hoping most our family can show up. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
Looks like you had a fun day, Susie. xo LauraReplyDelete
Laura, I loved our day with daughter Karen's family. Tomorrow I am hoping all my daughters and some of the siblings show up. Blessings to you, hope your day is good. xoxo, SusieDelete
A lovely train ride Susie !ReplyDelete
I love a day at the zoo, but you can keep the snake ....lol
Looks like a good time was had by all :)
Wishing you and yours a Happy 4th July .
Jo, I love the day at the zoo with my daughter's family. Thank you for the good wishes...we plan on a cook out with all the families invited. Hope your 4th is a great day. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
What a fun day at the zoo! I would've stayed far away from the snakes since I'm afraid of them lol! I hope you have a lovely 4th of July SusieReplyDelete
Pilar, The snake felt like a pliable plastic. It was a fun day with family. hoping tomorrow will be also. Blessings to you and your loved ones for a happy 4th. xoxo, SusieDelete
What a great and fun day.ReplyDelete
Kris, Happy 4th to you and your family. Hope to see you later this week. If not we will one day. :) Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Looks like a fun day! I haven't been to the zoo in such a long time so it was fun to see your photos. Happy 4th to you!ReplyDelete
Cheryl, This is a small zoo and park. But it is clean and it's free. You can leave donations at the butterfly exhibit . The little train ride is 2 dollars a person but so fun. The snake show is free. They do have a gift shop . There's also buildings that can be rented for events. I hope your 4th is fun too. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
yikes...no snakes...a fun zoo day for the family...looks like y'all had a such fun.ReplyDelete
I think it's so great that you can spend so much time with your family. Our kids are scattered all over the country, so it's pretty much the Mr. and me. I'm not complaining, just happy that you have yours close by. Hugs.ReplyDelete