Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Zoo-rific Day

Sara and I took the kids to the Wilderness Park about 10 minutes from home today. What a beautiful park. We spent about 3 hours there feeding ducks and giraffes and seeing all sorts of animals from white alligators and penguins to camels and kinkabous.

Max and Charlie really liked feeding the ducks and swans.

Their favorite birds though were the penguins.

Sara and the kids went on a log water ride.

The huge tourtises were beautiful in their own way.

Charlie enjoyed feeding the giraffes - such long black toungs.

Charlie, Max and I went on the sky ride - a 15-minute ride on a ski-lift type aerial chair. It gave us a different perspective of the park.

The flamingos were beautiful, such a lovely color.

Elly fell asleep as we strolled along.

The ducks took food right out of my hand. Max tried it but was bitten on the finger by a goose.

Charlie, in front of some beautiful parrots.

The kids had a ride on the merry-go-round.

Not sure what's in the background there, but I like this picture.

The swans were beautiful but Max wasn't too impressed when one bit his finger.

We topped the day off with a starlight swim - the water temperature was warmer than the air temperature. We sure had fun for over an hour. I'll post some pictures tomorrow.