Sunday, September 29, 2013

We're going to the Zoo



On September 21st we
took a trip
to the Kansas
City Zoo. It was Employee
Appreciation Day for the
county that Ken works for.
Our zoo has gone through
many transformations over
the years.
It was interesting so see all
of the changes. So different
from when I was a small
child.




One of the big draws to
the zoo is Nakita our Polar
Bear AND he has a friend
Berlin but she was not out
due to being pregnant. Soon
we will have a baby bear to
see. Nakita is 6 years old and
still growing!





Sorry we are sideways.





Nakita is in the left pane,
right above the second
person from the left on
the front row.




It was so fun to watch him
swim around and then come
up from under water and fling
himself backwards then do it
all over again!




Check out those paws!
(Ignore the "paw" that
flew up as I clicked the
pic.)

Soon we will have penguins
to see also! They are getting
their own place that will be
opening later this year!




We got to ride the Carousel
free that day! We couldn't
resist.




Brother, sister-in-law and
niece. My brother-in-law
works for the county too.





Oh, to be a kid again!





Aren't they cute? I think
these are one of the
varieties of Tamarin
monkeys.





Our zoo is divided into two
areas-Africa or Australia.
Both are large areas so
most guests decide which
Continent to visit then go to
the opposite one on another
visit.
We chose Africa for our visit.
You can walk to it or take the
tram. We opted for the tram
due to some of having mobility
issues.




Mr. Cheeta. He refused to turn
around.




Nap time for Mr. Lepoard.
He was up above us.




I don't have the name for
these, but they were not
shy. They came right up
to the fence and one
could pet them!





Do you like my hair do?




Shhhh....Don't wake the Gorilla!





and... of course you knew
there had to be an elephant
in Africa right?


It was a beautiful day for
a trip to the zoo and time
spent with family!



~Keep on Dreaming~

13 comments:

  1. Wonderful zoo, and great day to go visit it. Thanks for the pix!

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  2. Melinda... lucky you! Trips to the zoo are always so much fun!
    Thanks for sharing your trip with us, and I love that you rode the carousel!!
    Have a great day!

    {p.s. I'm blogging again.. and loving it again}

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    1. I thought THAT was you! Yea!
      We had a ball on the carousel and
      seeing all the animals.

      I will be popping in soon, glad you are back!!

      M : )

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  3. Fun....Fun! It's nice to be able to spend some time, being a kid again. I'm with you...the carousel would have been calling my name. Lots of great photos...

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    1. Thanks, sometimes you just have to
      let loose!

      M : )

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  4. Love those pictures! Time for a trip to the zoo for Keith and me, too!

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    1. Yes, you must go!
      Wear your comfhy shoes.

      M : )

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  5. Both of my kids have gone to that zoo in the last couple of weeks and not together. It must be a huge "go to the zoo" month! Looks like you had fun!

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    1. Oh, how funny is that!
      There is so much happenig
      there now. Next time year you
      are in town, check it out.

      M : )

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    2. Well, I'm coming the week after Christmas. Could be a little chilly.

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  6. This looks like fun. I look forward to being able to tour this zoo next year.

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