Despite the blazing, record temperature heat, me and the family decided a day at the zoo was in order.
We started out our little road trip with some throwback music in the form of Kriss Kross’ ‘Jump.’ My kids automatically start dancing and yelling, “turn it up” every time this song plays. Here is the groovy evidence.
Okay so you can’t technically see my husband killing it with the dance moves but I assure you he was doing a pretty mean air guitar and some kind of drum set move!!
Once we were thoroughly danced out we arrived at the zoo. We don’t have the greatest zoo on the planet but it has animals in cages so we can’t complain.
This is my favorite part of the zoo. All the scenery and pretty plants. I would love to have some bamboo in my backyard. This stuff is amazing!!!
I have fond memories of this little bridge. When I was little I used to come to the zoo with my grandpa and he would pick my little ole self up and act like he was gonna throw me in the water to the alligators. There were never alligators in this pond/creek thing but it scared the crap out of me. For years I hated crossing that bridge cause I thought I was gonna be eaten alive. Thankfully, I love my grandpa to death and even that didn’t keep me from letting him pick me up and dangle me over the ledge every time we visited the zoo.
Because of this dreadful heat most of the animals were sleeping in their much cooler dens. However, we did have a few come out and play. Here were our favorites.
The creepiest part of the zoo ended up being the nicest due to the blessed air conditioning. Ahhhh….it felt nice!! The Reptile House consisted of lots of creepy crawly things that make me have goosebumps. I’m not a fan of snakes and if these giant roaches ever crossed my path I would drop dead from fright. Eeek!!
The coolest animal I saw was the leopard turtle. He is a new addition to the zoo and he was super cute. I had never seen anything like him before. He was still slow and lazy but his shell was really cool looking.
Who knew you could get frozen ice cream cones from a vending machine. I was excited until I was reminded of the flaw of vending machines. We spent 2 minutes practically ironing the dollar bill so that the machine would take the money. I remember as a teenager I used to take the dollar bill and do the ‘rolling technique’ on the side of the machine. Ahhh the memories!!
Despite the heat we all had a really great day and enjoyed making more zoo memories. Hoping everyone is making their own summertime memories and having lots of fun!!
Until next time….