Monday, March 17, 2008

Franklin Park Zoo

We took a family trip to Boston this past week, just to get away from regular life for a little while. We had a great time. Our first stop was the zoo. It was a nice little zoo on the southside of Boston. I hear that that is not the side you want to be from. Anyway I was a sunny and warmish day. The kids loved it. The big kids did too! Avery's favorite she says was the prairie dogs and Mitchell really enjoyed the "duhrilla's"(gorilla). I think my favorite would have to have been the gorillas as well. Chris says his favorite were the gorilla and prairie dogs too. They are so fascinating to watch. One of the coolest things was hearing the lion started out like a little wuffing and then it got louder and louder. It was a little unnerving when we were standing on the playground and you could hear that above everything else. But, very cool. After the zoo, mommy got her wish and we stopped at the IKEA before heading to our hotel. Yipee! I miss the one in WA so this was a treat. I was able to get all the silly little kitchen things i was wanting and this particular one had fabric section. i got some really cute kids fabric with little hippo's all over it. I love it. Maybe we will see that here another time as a project of some kind or another. This is a pretty large selection of my favorite pictures from the zoo. I think my absolute favorite is the one of Avery and the baby gorilla sitting together. They both took the same pose at the same time. Perfect timing. And how mean does that big silver back gorilla look. He just glared right at us and then walked around that corner so that we could not see him anymore. Talk about grouchy.

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Colleen said...

Our favorite picture is the one of Avery and the gorilla. It's cool how her reflection perfectly matches the body of the gorilla.
Julia likes the zebras and the peacock, but the prairie dogs are SCARY! (That's another story, involving our neighbors pet prairie dogs.)

Grammie/Mom said...

All the pics are wonderful to see. Of course, the ones with the kids are favorites. I too like the gorilla shots. You need to check out the tv show on Animal Planet called Escape to Chimp Eden. I've watched 2 shows and they are amazing to see how these chimps are saved and reintroduced to freedom and other chimps.

Colleen, you'll have to post the prairie dog story.

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