Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Zoo Day!

Yesterday we went to the Memphis Zoo. We had so much fun! If you come on a Tuesday after 2:00 pm it is free! So of course we took advantage of such a great opportunity. We thought that it would be crowded, but there was hardly anyone was there at all. We even had a nice little overcast for part of the day which helped take the edge off of the Sauna we live in.

Some of the highlights were watching the polar bears swim through the water. That was Hyrum's favorite! They have a place where there are windows so you can see the polar bears below water.

The sea lion show was also a big hit. The sea lions' could sure do a lot of tricks.

Some other places that Hyrum liked were the elephants, the meerkats, rhino, tigers, and lizards. Hyrum also really enjoyed the fishes and the snakes.

I would have to say some of his favorite animals were the hippos, the giraffes and the zebras. I think that has to do a lot with the fact that we recently rented for him Madagascar which he really liked ( those three animals are some of the main characters).

Also, there was a farm area that he really enjoyed. They have a museum where there is information about the animals and what life would be like on a farm. Hyrum really liked the buttons that you could push to make the animals sounds.

While we were in the farm area we saw many animals. Hyrum loved how the goat came straight up to him and allowed him to pet him for a good amount of time. He also loved the cows and the horses.

Of course, we as Hyrum parents are suckers for him. There was a train going around the farm area that you could buy tickets and ride. Of course, we got some tickets so Hyrum could ride it. He loved it!

As we were leaving, we stopped to take pictures with the wooden animals that line the entrance of the zoo. Hyrum loved standing by the big wooden animals.

The babies did really well for how long we were at the zoo. They seemed really content to look at everything that was going on. There was many new things that they have not ever seen before.

We really enjoyed doing this last adventure before Brandon starts orientation to school tomorrow. Hyrum, in case you couldn't tell from my post, absolutely loved the zoo and kept saying wow the whole time we were there. It was such a fun day!

Alas, many pictures from our latest adventure so once again, a picture album!

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1 comment:

Jill said...

Zoos are the best! Looks like you guys had a great day. Too bad Brandon has to go to school now!