Blank Park Zoo

Today Tabbi, Tre, Tru, and I went to Des Moines. We met Megan briefly at Target then all went to IHOP for lunch. Megan had to go to work at David’s Bridal at noon, and the rest of us went to Blank Park Zoo. All of you reading this are probably familiar with Henry Doorly Zoo, but this one is much smaller. It fit our day well, though. It wasn’t crowded, and the boys were needing to run off some energy. They liked what they saw, but were always anxious to move on the the next thing. They actually spent more time at the couple of playground areas than anything else. It was hard to get them to hold still for any pictures, but I did get a few before dropping my camera. I think you all know how hard it is to buy gifts for Jon, and it’s his birthday later this month. I’m so excited that now I know what he needs–a new camera!!! Of course, he will have to do all the research and pick it out, but at least the original idea was mine for a change!!!
Bria, there were no camel rides today…those ended on Labor Day so we didn’t get to do that. The boys still had plenty of energy so we went to a McDonald’s with play area to burn off the rest of it for a while. It was a much quieter ride home than it was this morning. Hope you all have a great rest of the weekend!!!
Thought for the day
There’s nothing like a zoo to remind you how varied and amazing God’s creation is. Why not just one kind of big cat, or one kind of primate, or one kind of dog, or bird, or fish, or just about anything. I think He just enjoys all of it. Then you look at people….really you would think that beings with 2 legs, 2 arms, 2 eyes, 2 ears, 1 nose, 1 mouth, a trunk, and hair (at some point in life) all in the same general arrangement would be similar, but NO…….Billions of people living at one time and no 2 the same…multiplied by all people of all time…that’s variety. Maybe He just enjoys all of us.

3 thoughts on “Blank Park Zoo

  1. Looks like you had a blast! Tired? LOL! Those little boys are darling! What a great way to spend a wonderful fall day…About the camera…go simple, you really dont need all the bells and whistles…my kodak easy share is simple and takes wonderful pictures, even video! The easier it is to use and the easier it is to carry and get out, the more you will use it. For the price…if I drop it, I will just buy another!


  2. instant satisfaction . . . go with a polaroid! 🙂 Just kidding. . . so glad you have a birthday present idea now! (any suggestions for me?!?!) Looks like you guys had fun. . . . glad I missed the koi pond, but the rest of the day would have been fun.


  3. I think Jon already has his new camera picked out…still will be checking some more I’m sure 🙂Kelli, we missed having you all with but had to laugh that our longest stop was the koi pond which you would have hated. The sea lions were disappointing…only 3 and not showing off. Of course we couldn’t stand around and wait for them to change behavior either.I think their favorite part was McDonald’s…go figure! 🙂


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