Malaria came to enjoy the day with us. As did Penguin and Cow.
|Malaria and Jonathon are intrigued |
by the prairie dogs.
|Malaria stays "cool" like the big cats.|
|Lemurs get lonely, so there are lemur|
shaped toys to play with. Look along
the upper left corner of glass.
|Penguins get hot in the |
summer sun, misting is
|Penguin looks bored by his similarly|
shaded friend. Perhaps because
panda doesn't own a scarf and hat.
|Hey Panda! Over here! Malaria wants|
to say Hi!
|Panda, where are you going?|
|Panda come back!|
|Malaria likes rock sculpture slimy |
things, but would be happier with
actual warm blood.
|Penguin is scaring small children.|
|Everyone is having fun.|
|Everyone is still having fun.|
|Lunch at California Tortilla.|
|Malaria was starving too.|
Our day wasn't just about visiting the Zoo. We wanted the kids (and Malaria) to enjoy a movie at the "famous" Uptown Theater. The Uptown is where, while in college, Ian and I saw "Gettysburg." That's a long movie, even with comfy seats. Thank goodness for intermission. The Uptown has a single screen, so you get what they show. This time was "Prometheus." Yes, it's rated R. Yes, we had the kids with us. No, I do not recommend following in our footsteps. Even Malaria spent most of the time with his eyes covered.
On the way back to the car, we walked through the entire Zoo again, only this time in the quiet of near closing. We swung by the fisher cats who weren't doing any visible fishing. The otters were unavailable but we enjoyed their sculptural counterparts. The elephants were doing elephanty things. The red panda was sleeping.
|Malaria wishes they were real. He|
loves otters so much.
|Penguin is chillin'. Get it? Chillin'?|
|Malaria remember vividly|
the times of the dinosaurs.
Ah, the good old days.
|Malaria hangs with the coolest|
bear at the zoo.
|After a long day at the Zoo, Malaria and Cow relax for the trip home.|
|But he really dug the dippin' dots.|
|Malaria likes the strawberry shortcake OK.|