Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Big Time!

Last week during Spring Break we went with the record number of others to the zoo. This was more than crazy as we are members who live almost close enough to walk to the zoo and can go any day of the year for free and not even pay parking, but we decided to go with our friends the Clark Boys to the zoo during Spring Break.

We remembered the mess on the freeway last year on the Wednesday of Spring Break- Wednesday, you know is 1/2 price zoo day all year- so during Spring Break it is especially crazy- so we planned our trip for Thursday. We are smart like that.
On Tuesday I happened to see one of those light up construction signs on the freeway two exits before the zoo redirecting traffic to a different route. Uh-ho. There might be trouble come Thursday. No worries. The Clark Boys and their mom are up for anything. Wednesday comes and goes and we decide to start for the 2 mile drive to the zoo a full 20 minutes before it opens. Good thinking. We get there with a few minutes to spare, but are way back in the line. It is almost 10:oo and we are no where near the front.

Finally the line starts moving and we get in and the Peep in her gracious hostess voice says that she wants to know where the boys want to go in the zoo, but after we see the snakes and tomato frog. So through the zoo we trudge to see the snakes and frogs. And then back past the entrance to the giraffes and then the hippos, past a wrong turn- sorry I am directionally challenged- to the tigers and lions when our kids announce that they are done with the zoo. Excuse me. We have picnic lunch. We have fresh baked cookies. We have ice cold diet cokes. Who are these kids that would rather go back to our house and play dress up than wade through all of the screaming yelling crazy other zoo patrons??

So back to our house we went and the boys and the Peep all had a lovely time playing with her toys. Before we had the mass exodus from the zoo I was able to catch the moment for posterity... thank goodness!

PS- there was a woman at the zoo with a Gucci fanny pack. I saw one the next day at Nieman Marcus for $450. Seriously. It was Gucci. And it was a fanny pack. Someone needs to tell her...

3 comments:

lulu said...

Is this not a photo op of a beautiful bunch of kids!

A fanny pack is a fanny pack.....

the neighbor said...

I would rather not add anything to this fanny - Gucci or otherwise.:)

al said...

Isn't it good to know that we don't have to plan too much for the kids to be entertained. They are just happy to be together. We all had a great time!