Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Omaha's Zoo

We girls headed to the zoo with Grandma Linda and Grandpa Phil this morning. Evelyn's agenda was as follows: feed the fish, ride the carousel, ride the train, see the big cats, see the penguins, see the aquarium and go to the Desert Dome. If you have been to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, you know this is quite a long list. Since we only had about three hours to spend at the zoo, we didn't make it to everything on Evelyn's list.

First we wandered down to the fish bridge, checking out some African animals along the way. Julia was especially interested in the giraffes. She kept pointing at them and her eyes got real big. Very exciting, indeed. Grandma Linda had popped a HUGE bag of popcorn, and we tossed all of it down to the fish from the bridge. I think we probably spent 20 or 30 minutes feeding the fish and looking at the monkeys on their island.
Then we headed over toward the carousel and the train. A train had just left, so we three girls rode the carousel first. Julia wasn't too sure about riding an animal that bounced up and down, so about halfway through the ride, I had to hold her. Evelyn ran over to see the polar bear real quick before the train pulled into the depot. Julia wasn't too keen about the steam engine, with all of its loud noises, so she cuddled with me when the train was in motion.
After the train ride, it was almost time to leave. We had several things on Evelyn's list that we still needed to see. I'm sure we'll be back at the zoo before we head back to Maryland, plus Evelyn goes back to the zoo tomorrow and Friday for day camps. So we zipped through the outdoor big cat exhibits before heading home.