This was the group of us on Saturday the 4th of June. It was the end of my birthday week and Matt, Kris and Ian wanted to take us to the zoo. We hadn't been in more than twenty years and were quite excited to see all of the changes. It was also the first really nice Saturday in quite some time and the place was packed. The kids had special memberships that Kris got from Costco. She gets some great deals working in their corporate offices. They were able to get us in for half price and Ian for only $8.50.
The guys were all excited because of the dinosaur exhibit. We went to it first and it was quite fun. They move and make noise and even a few of them spit water or spray water. Jon had been wanting to see them for a long time and so this was the perfect time to do it. Then we wandered around the grounds. I was thrilled to have so many new things to take my photos of and so was Jon. When we got them downloaded at home we were very close to 300 pictures from the two cameras and that doesn't count the ones that the kids took with their cell phones.
We took a lunch break. Jon and I went to the cafateria and had a veggie sandwich and chips followed by an ice cream cone while the kids went to their car and had a picnic they had packed. They then joined us at the flamingo's and we spent the rest of the day walking around the Savanna. Both Jon and I feel that if we ever came into a large amount of money we would ear-mark it for the zoo to build a set of bleachers looking over the Savanna. It would have been so nice to sit and observe for an hour or more as there are so many animals there moving from one area to another.
All in all it was a beautiful day and a perfect end to a delightful birthday week. One filled with many art supply gifts, shoes, cake, lemon tart, hugs & kisses, and best of all Jon at home for the whole week, plus PSE 9 and cash money. I am more than a little spoiled on this 67th birthday.