Thursday, July 8, 2010

Zoo Time!

If you have ever been to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo, you know how enormous it is. We girls headed to the zoo this morning and got there right when it opened at 9:00. We knew we could only stay until lunch, which allowed us three hours. Evelyn's priorities were the Desert Dome and the cats. Since those two exhibits are fairly close to each other, Evelyn's agenda was very do-able.

We trekked through the Desert Dome first, checking out all the critters and creatures. Here's a picture of Julia, trying to be brave to get a close-up view of a bird.
Next, we headed over to the cats. Evelyn loved looking at the tigers, lions, fishing cats, jaguars and pumas. Big or small, wild or tame, cats are Evelyn's favorite animals.

The polar bear was swimming 'round and 'round his private pool, hamming it up for the crowd. I just love how the expression on his face is like, "Hey, what's up?"
After seeing the Desert Dome, the cats and the bears, we took a train ride. This always puts Julia in a mellow mood, and today was no different. She's just chillin', snacking on Goldfish and watching the scenery go by. After the train ride, it was time to go . . . but I'm sure we'll be back one more time before heading home to Maryland.