Thursday, July 7, 2011

Put Me In the Zoo

Over the next several days I will be scrapbooking our visit from my sister Penny and her family. Unless, of course, I get too pre-occupied with other things and never get farther than this first post. If you've been reading my blog for awhile (bless you), you will know that this is a distinct possibility.

One of the first things we did with them was visit the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. We have annual passes with free admission for our guests as well. It is well worth the membership fee because this zoo is a triple whammy - amusement park rides, splash pads, and animals!

Emeth and Bexy were fascinated by the aquarium fish,
and each other.

 There is a huge underground tank where you can see manatees

 and turtles up close and personal.

 We took a saunter through the Florida Wildlife Walk,

then headed straight for the rides.

 We started out with the carousel,
where zebras, giraffes, gorillas, and hippos are ridden
just as commonly as horses.

Then we took a ride on the terrifying Tiger Express.

After all that excitement we needed something to 
slow down our fast-beating hearts.

We chose the train that travels at speeds exceeding 3 mph!
In fact we rode it twice, because trains are very dear to Ethan's heart.

But that's not all we did there.

Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Bert Ernie said...

Wow! These shots are all great! I feel like I'm there all over again. I really love the one with Theia and the manatees.