Sunday, November 19, 2006

We're going to the zoo. How about you?

Our friend Alistair organised a trip to the zoo yesterday in lieu of a birthday party this year. We met at Circular Quay and caught the ferry across the harbour, had a gloriously civilised picnic lunch and spent the afternoon wandering around inspecting the animal displays. It was great!

A couple of years ago we had a Zoo Friends membership so tried to visit the zoo several times in order to get our money's worth. But we haven't been there for a while, and the construction work which was going on previously was finally finished. In fact, I was looking forward to seeing the new elephants which only arrived earlier this month!

The zoo was fairly crowded, it being a Saturday, and a splendid sunny day (but not too hot!). We missed the seal show - couldn't get a look-in because of all the people and prams! But we had a good look at the African and Asian animals. The giraffes got themselves into a tangle at feeding time, heheh. Dan took lots of pictures, and a selection are on flickr again.

One of the highlights of the day for Atticus was the late afternoon ice-cream snack. At first Dan just bought three, one for himself, me and Dante. But Atti got quite upset when he saw us eating ours, so we got him a small cone. He knew just what to do, shoving it into his gob and making a sweet, sticky mess. The cameras were focussed on him while he ate, instead of at the animals!

It was a long, exhausting day for all of us. I need to do some more exercise, I think, as all the walking did me in! My legs were ach

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