Tuesday, October 1, 2013

We Went to the Zoo . . . Again!

Oh my -- do you think we go to the zoo
every weekend?
Well, yes we usually do!
The sweet Red Panda -- from China!
It's not far from our house,
we have a membership and it is loads of fun!
Maddy and one of her fave AG dolls --Little Maddy!
This past weekend it was the train's 50th anniversary
so, it was a must that we attend
the celebration.
Train rides were 50% off!
Someone very close to me
(my Dad)
spent his working days working
on the real railroad and then
after he retired, he worked on a zoo
railroad - not ours though.
A really big zoo's train!
Anyhoo, it was a lovely weekend, so
we headed to the zoo again!
The only downside was that a bumblebee buzzed into my hair
as we waited to get in!  Yikes!
I was afraid it would get stuck in my big hair, but luckily
it flew out before it stung me!
Maddy rode one of the ponies! 
 When she was 
a little bitty thing, she rode a pony
every single visit!
She hasn't ridden one lately, but we saw the dapple gray and
decided she must ride it! :)
She also visited her most favorite
animal at the zoo!
The pretty llamas -- aren't they so sweet!
Open wide Llama llama!
The zoo closes in only a couple weeks -
we will miss our weekly visits.
But, there is Boo at the Zoo
later this month!
We. Love. Our. Zoo!


Musings from Kim K. said...

I love how often you get to the zoo. Cute pics of Maddy. I really enjoyed finding out that your father worked for the railroad, even in his retirement! My father-in-law retired from CSX railroad. Trains are special to our family too.

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

I wish that a zoo was closer to our home. I think that going to the zoo that often is great and you can tell that Maddy loves all the animals.

Lisa said...

that looks like an awesome zoo

Jodee said...

We are so blessed to have such a fabulous children's zoo so close! Love the train too. See you at the zoo soon for Boo at the Zoo. Sunday, right?