Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Day at the Zoo

For the past two summers, I've worked in the retail department of the zoo. Working 40 hours a week means that I'd prefer not to spend any more time than necessary there. However, since leaving my job for work more in the field of education, I've kind of missed the place. I loved seeing the animals and since I left, they built a brand new Africa exhibit where there are zebras, camels, giraffes, and so many more cool animals. My family decided to go last week and it was a blast!

When we first arrived, we headed straight to the Polar Bears and one of them were actually playing in the water! He had this huge inflatable ball that he kept on trying to jump on, only to splash back into the water. We went underneath and saw him swimming around. He was so cute! After the Polar Bears, we headed over to Africa and it was huge. There was so much land and the giraffes and zebras were just roaming around. They were so beautiful! It was definitely the most packed part of the zoo for being 9 am, right when the zoo opened, but it was well worth the crowds. 

While we were there, I also got to ride on the carousel! I haven't ridden one of those in so long, so I was like a giddy little girl again as I walked around trying to find the perfect horse to ride. It was so much fun! Oh, and I finally got to go on the Dinosaur Island Boat Ride that opened last summer. Since I worked in the gift shop right outside of the ride at least three times a week last summer, it's about time I saw what all of the fuss was about! After spending all morning at the zoo, I realized that I actually missed the place. The animals are adorable and breathtaking! I can't wait until I can go back and visit all of my little, and gigantic, friends again!

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad you had fun at the zoo. I visited the Heart of Africa exhibit with my students on opening day. It was a blast!


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