I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Johnson Park Zoo

Me - The Johnson Park Zoo, wow! The Johnson Park Zoo has been around since my Mom was a kid. She used to go there a lot with her family when she was young. They used to have a bear named Monty. Now, they don't have any bears or vicious animals of any kind unless one of the bunnies turned out to be Bunnicula! LOL. My Mom said the zoo got much bigger since she was a kid. It's a lot of fun. It is really big for a small local zoo. They had turtledoves. I never saw turtledoves before. They had a lot of deer, but most zoos do. They had a real pretty fox. They had an adorable raccoon. I wish they had a pygmy marmoset.  I love pygymy marmosets. My Mom said she thinks they only had animals that would actually be found in the area where the zoo is located and pygymy marmosets would not, and that is why they didn't have one. I had a really great time, and I would like to go back sometime.

Mom - The Johnson Park Zoo is a little zoo I used to go to when I was a kid. I don't remember much about it from then. All I remember is that it was small and they had a bear named Monty. Recently, I went back there for the first time since I was kid. It was a lot bigger than I remembered and there were a lot more animals. Of course, there was no Monty the bear. In fact, there was no bears at all. The animals there were included a fox, a raccoon, rabbits, deer, pigs, goats, a pony, a horse. There were also lots of birds including an ostrich, turtle doves, hens, roosters, turkeys, and ducks. The ducks were kind of strange looking they were all dark colored except for one little patch of blue. It almost looked as if they had been painted with blue. There were also a lot of pigeons although, of course, they weren't on display. I never realized that pigeons are so pretty and colorful. There was a snack bar that I don't remember being there. Aside from food for people, you could buy food for $1 to feed the animals. We didn't buy food for us or the animals. Even though the Zoo is bigger than I remember, it is still not a very big zoo, but it is a nice little zoo.

And that's our view. What is your favorite zoo local to your area?

Tune in tomorrow for Funny Friday.

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