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, July 24, 2014

The Philadelphia Zoo

Me - The Philadelphia Zoo, wow! The Philadelphia Zoo was fun even though they don't have as many animals as some other zoos.  My favorite part was the giraffes. There was a baby monkey that  had just recently been born. It was riding around on its mother's back. It was so cute. There were some cute monkeys called Aye Ayes. They were completely in the dark. They had really big eyes and were cute. They looked like Beanie Boo stuffed animals.  I wish they had elephants at the zoo. They had a statute of an elephant, but they didn't have real ones. That upset Aurella because she loves elephants. They had a lot of monkeys which is good because I love monkeys. They had monkeys literally all over. Even when they weren't in an exhibit, they had tunnels all over the zoo where the monkeys could climb around so we saw them everywhere. The tunnels were completely enclosed though so the monkeys couldn't get out. There was a big orangatang who had his back to the people all the time. He never turned around. There was a big gorilla. He was sitting down facing the people. Later, he lay down and put his food or water bowl over his head. It was funny. I didn't like the elephant shrews. They looked like rats. I did like that were called giant elephant shrews even though they were reallly small. Over all, I like the Philadelphia Zoo a lot.
Mom- We had fun at the Philadelphia Zoo. There was a gorilla sitting in a window and an orangtang who didn't want to show his face. There were Aye Ayes in the dark. There were goats crossing a bridge that made me think of the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff. There was a polar bear taking a nap. There was a black bear pacing back and forth. There was a monkey tunnel and a big cat tunnel. We saw plenty of monkeys in the monkey tunnel, but we never saw any big cats in the big cat tunnel. There was a tiny baby monkey traveling around securely attached to its mother's back. There was a lone peacock wandering around all over the place. There were flamingos so full of color that they almost didn't look real. There were alligators and crocodiles in the water and turtles and tortoises on the land. There were tiny baby chicks. There were rhinos and hippos and giraffes but not elephants. There was a playground for big kids, and an indoor playroom for little ones. There were interactive areas including one where you could write a note about why you think it is important to save big cats and another where you could  learn about conservation. That is only a small fraction of what there was to see and do at the zoo.

And that's our view. What do you like to see and do at the zoo?

Tune in tomorrow for Funny Friday.