Tuesday was just the sort of day for a sortie to the Zoo, so that is just what Annette and I did. She wanted to go to all of her favorite haunts, so that’s what we did. Unlike the last time when we were here, the Zoo was packed with people young and old eager to see the animals and have a bite of some overpriced zoo food. The Chinese crocodiles were a little thrill, but the American alligator with his “Come over here, child.” look and wicked grins was a big thrill. The chilly interior of the Penguin and Puffin cave did not dampen our spirits at all.
Annette got to step on lots of rocks (every one she saw) and though she didn’t seem to care for the pretzel we bought (“It tastes yucky” she informed me - I think it was the salt that she didn’t like), she absolutely loved the carousel (she sat on an elephant, I sat on a bear - the kid to my right had a cheetah, but our elephant and bear had no difficulty keeping up with him).
It was a good day.