Chaffee Zoo in hopes of spurring Evelyn's love for wild things. The park was a deserted paradise as overgrown trees and vines canopied our walkways, wild birds chirped in our ears, baby monkeys hung so delicately from trees and we made our way from exhibit to exhibit. My main love for this small zoo is the fact that you can actually feed the giraffes, which at bigger zoos that's not an option. Once we got to the giraffes we found that they closed no less than 30 seconds before we arrived at the gate. I. WAS. SO. POUTY. SO POUTY. Not even Ev's pretty little face could convince them to bring the ranger guy out for once last feeding. I debated crying there in public for a bit, but tried to calm myself and say that Ev would have freaked out when that giraffe licked her hand anyway and I would have just ended up with a photo of her crying with a massive spotted neck. But that's the experience I wanted and now it was gone. Oh well, life goes on and we moved to the next best thing - the sting ray exhibit where Ev would surely be able to pet the sting rays. Nope, it closed to. The petting zoo? No. I guess we went too close to closing time, but 4pm is hardly a proper closing time in the spring. They definitely need to adjust their hours to make them more daylight savings appropriate.
But we did laugh at the seals who were very active, peered at the zebras and kangaroos. Evelyn's favorite for some reason were the flamingos. Maybe because they were pink and loud - just like her ;) The afternoon was still a success. If you can't tell, Ev has gotten a lot of positive attention lately from her aunt and uncle. And I feel like I have two nannies. It's a win win.
P. S. I love my imac and I am missing it while I am away, but I do like how PC's have a backspace button. Why, Apple, do you just have a delete?