Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Honolulu Zoo

Kerry recently took a day off and we decided to check out the zoo here. We've been to zoos all over the country. Kerry is a zoo maniac. It's always one of the first things he wants to do when we move to a new place. "Let's go check out the zoo!" What he really means is, "Let's go to the reptile house!" We've all learned that when we get to the reptile house, we can just find a bench and wait while Kerry gazes in rapture at all the critters I would freak out over if they weren't behind glass. It actually works out well as we've learned to wait until everyone is hot and tired. The reptile house is cool and quiet and we can rest while Kerry communes with nature. He's very Dr. Doolittle-ish about reptiles.


The Honolulu Zoo is small but well kept and very clean. I say it's small, but really it was a good size for a day's outing. When we went to the Omaha Zoo, we were practically sprinting by the end of the day trying to make it to most of the exhibits. At the Honolulu Zoo, we didn't have to rush and we still got to see almost everything.

Katie suddenly looked older that day which I didn't like at all.



I made a collage of some of the animals we saw rather than putting a dozen different photos on here. We did see all the animals and these photos are all taken by us. Be glad I'm not posting the three videos someone took of a turtle walking. Or the dozen or so photos Emily took of leaves and flowers. I recently bought her an SD card of her own so I wouldn't have to sort through dozens of artistic photos when browsing through my camera.

We really enjoyed this zoo. We were able to get close enough to the animals to get a good view of most of them. The peacock was a hoot. He was in full "show-off" mode and the little female he was trying to impress wouldn't even look at him. The kids always enjoy the monkeys (the orangutan was HUGE!). My favorite is always the elephant. I don't know why, but I love the elephants. The same way we have to wait for Kerry at the reptile house, everyone has to wait for me at the elephants. They are just so cool.


My favorite tee-shirt in the gift shop.

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