Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Do the Zoo!

Okay, so over Labor Day Weekend, we went to the Blank Park Zoo, in Des Moines. Their commercial always says "Do the Zoo!" so that's what we did!

Plus, over the summer, Livie had earned one free kid pass to the Blank Park Zoo by reading a lot during the Marion Public Library's annual summer reading program, so we figured we'd take the opportunity to enjoy the sunny, cool weather and visit the zoo. 

It was perfect weather for the zoo. Not too chilly, not too hot, and just enough clouds to keep it comfortable, but not overcast.

Here are some photos of our trip to the zoo . . .

We're on our way to the zoo.
Of course, just two minutes into our 15-20 minute drive to the zoo, Liv asked if we were almost there.

They obviously have flora as well as fauna at the zoo.

Liv loves the aquarium, becuase they have both "Dory" and "Nemo" swimming around in there, somewhere.

The jellies!

Liv is also fascinated by the sea lions. Here's one as it swims around.

We found one of the peacocks.

Is it molting? I dunno, but it's missing its beautiful tail feathers.

Now here's a cool looking bird!

Liv's waiting for Daddy to get her a cool beverage.

Here's the giraffe Livie wanted to take home for Tia Pia.
Tia Pia (whom Livie calls Pia Pia) asked Liv to bring home a giraffe for her. So here's a photo of the giraffe Livie wanted to bring home. Since we couldn't fit it into the 4Runner, we got the next best thing - a photo of it.

This is a water fountain disguised as a hippo.

This "elephant" would squirt water out of its trunk whenever someone walked past.

These are statues of some sort of prehistoric animals.

1 comment:

Beth Dunn said...

How cute is she! Looks like fun

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...