Mom found a Groupon to Dade City Wild Things, so the boys and I met her there today to go on the walking tour. There were monkeys, birds, panthers, tigers, lions, bears, deer, buffalo, otters…just about anything you would want to see. I also think it was the closest that I have ever been to several of the animals. It was a very neat thing to do with the boys.
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School was closed today for President’s Day, so to get the kids out of the house we decided to take them to the zoo. The best trick is to show up when it opens because the crowds aren’t there yet. The weather was gorgeous and it felt like we had the entire park to ourselves…
This was the first animal that we stopped to look at, Matty wiggled halfway through the railings and got stuck in the fence (doing something that he wasn’t supposed to be doing), we teased him that the big cat was going to come and get him…and don’t you know at that moment the cat darted down off of his rock straight towards Matty and poor little Matty couldn’t get his head out and he started to violently shake and cry… Little buddy thought that the cat was going to bite him… Serves him right! Next time maybe he’ll listen to us and stay where you are supposed to… 🙂
Looking at the Manatees and the Otters
The zoo has a Manatee rescue hospital for the Manatee’s and this mama and her calf were brought in from Jacksonville. They are both ill and in need of some shots. This tank was pretty cool, the floor lifted to raise the animals out of the water.
Feeding the Giraffes. They have switched to lettuce from crackers. They must have been getting fat!
The next morning Brandie met us at our hotel and we headed out for a bite to eat before going to the zoo. We had breakfast at Sarabeths, Central Park South. This is the location for Brandie’s upcoming bridal shower, we were very pleased, and the scones were wonderful.
It was a little bit colder outside than I had originally planned on, so we stopped first at the gift shop and bought Davy a sweatshirt. Inside the zoo Davy saw the Seals, Penguins (which smelled terrible), the Polar bears, Baboons, Rabbits, Turtles, Birds, Goats, and Pigs. Everytime Davy saw a new animal he would point, get excited, and say “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!” How cute is that. We didn’t stay long at the main zoo, we thought that Davy would have more fun at the petting zoo. He was completely in awe of the giant birds running around, and I have to say that if the all the birds were as big as me…I would be too. But his favorite part was feeding the goats. Brandie helped him feed the black goats and he laughed when they licked his hands. He is so sweet.
We headed back to the hotel, packed us up, stopped for lunch and walked Brandie back towards her office. We stopped in front of Radio City Music Hall and took Davy’s picture. Under his blanket is Bruce. Yesterday, Andy and I were laughing saying that we should do a photo album and title it “The adventures of Bruce”…well, here he is….
The limo picked us up at 4:30 and two hours later we were on Gordon and Nancy’s plane heading home. Davy stared out the window at the other airplanes. He loves airplanes….