I was quite elated this morning when my sister called to let me know that her ex-husband called in sick for his visitation today. (Long story on this one, and not sure it’s a story I should tell in this format). So, I got an unexpected fun day with Baby-J ( who is 3 and I really should quit calling her a baby. It was supposed to be a beautiful day outside today so J and I decided to go to the zoo with a picnic and then play at the playground before ending our day with frozen yogurt.
I should have gone to Subway for our picnic – they have fresh fruit options and your sandwiches can be made to order. Unfortunately I went with Wheat Montana instead. Chips instead of fresh veggies & fruits (I didn’t eat them). Didn’t really like my sandwich, so I ended up tossing out at least half of it. Half of the zoo was closed for refurbishments (which begs the question, why wasn’t the price to get in 1/2 off then???).
The animals were pretty scarce – I think it was just too hot for them (it was upwards of 90 degrees today). Boris the Grizzly Bear was out putting on a show – she was essentially just sitting in front of the fence and checking out all the people that were checking her out. Right across from her, the wolverines were enjoying mealtime, so they were out putting on a bit of a show. Other than that, the animals weren’t out at all. J just wasn’t interested though – she just wanted to play on the playground. So, I think next time we’ll just go to the park. But, at least at the zoo, I get to walk the trails so I can get some exercise in at the same time.
The sensory gardens were beautiful and there were quite a few trees whose leaves were changing to a glorious red color. Not to be missed. That’s one of the reasons I love Fall (even in 90 degree weather).
After 2 1/2 hours at the zoo, I was ready for something cold and refreshing so we headed to town for frozen yogurt. I’m now officially in love with Red Velvet Cake froyo. And I don’t even like Red Velvet Cake.
I’m so glad we went out to enjoy the day – there won’t be many more beautiful ones like this left before Winter rears her ugly head.