Friday, May 30, 2008

A Day at the Zoo

We had planned on going to the Bronx Zoo for Emily's birthday. However, normally we go on Wednesdays when it is free. I looked at their website and after finding out it would cost $100 just to get into the place, we looked for an alternative place to go.

We ended up going to Space Farms Zoo and Museum. It was a place we used to go to all the time when we lived in New Jersey. We haven't been there for 8 years so it was really nice to go back.

It turned out to be a gorgeous day and Emily had a blast.

We packed a picnic lunch.
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Emily fed the animals corn that the farm had available.
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A young grizzly bear looking for a meal.
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This guy's head made me laugh. He looked like he had a wig on.
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Lions.
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Racing up the hill to see the fiercest bear - the kodiak.
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He didn't seem so fierce to me. LOL!
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The boys were good sports about the day. They hung out at the snake pit.
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After we looked at the animals and walked about 3 miles, we went into the museums. They had old cars, farm equipment, toys and tools.

The children decided they wanted to be locked up in the jail.
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Of course, Nathan and Stephen had to be dramatic. Nathan told me they were pretending they were going stir-crazy from being locked up in a one room jail. LOL.
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We took a break for some candy and soda.
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Then back outside so Emily could play on the playground.
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This picture made me laugh because I realized afterwards that all three of them stand the same way.
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We had a great time and the birthday girl loved her day.
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