Tuesday, May 22, 2012

at the zoo

I love field trips! Last week Jeremy and I were chaperones for Emma G's field trip to the zoo. We were only responsible for three first graders, and still we only scratched the surface of what there was to see. At least they saw what was at the top of their list!

After living in Africa right by a game park, the zoo experience is usually just "Eh" for me, but I have to admit seeing this cheetah was pretty cool. I've only seen cheetah a handful of times in S. Africa. They're hard to spot!

cheetah

It seemed we couldn't make it fast enough to the giraffe. They wanted to pet them so badly! Since I refused to pay $5 for three pieces of lettuce, it took a bit of coaxing to get them to come over to us.

giraffe petting

Feeding the goats was more in our price range (only 50 cents), and I think the girls loved it!

feeding goats

Nothing compares with a true African safari, but I have to admit the "safari" through the Dallas Zoo made for some happy 1st graders and a fun day indeed!

zoo safari

6 comments :

tinajo said...

Very cool pics, love the first one! :-)

Jenni C's said...

yes, there is nothing like the cold morning, waiting for the sun to rise..., with anticipation of what you are going to see...will it be Wildebeest or a lion... oh i love Africa..lovely photo's..

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love the photos, Jen. I know the kiddos loved the adventure!! blessings ~ Tanna

{amy} said...

Beautiful photos, Jen! We went to the Dallas Zoo when we were up there for the youth mission trip!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

The variety of amazing animals in this world never ceases to amaze me! Looks like so much fun! :)

MaryAnne K said...

That zoo looks fantastic!

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