Oct 11, 2012

Day out on the town

Today is the beginning of fall break!  We are trying to plan a few fun adventures, since we were unable to fulfill our girls greatest desire of going to Disneyland for the weekend.   Months ago we purchased a season pass to the Utah Hogle Zoo with plans to travel there often, and we have.  This is the about the 5th or 6th time we have went there in the last 6 months.  It is always one of our favorite places to go!

This time the highlight of the day was the tigers!

Frequently when we go there the tigers are all sleeping, though last time this tiger (the one in a lone cage) was crying the entire time we were there.  It was pretty weird!  This time he was up roaming around.  The other cage has 3 tigers and they were the life today.  One of them jumped in the water and played with a big blue ball for us, while the other two roamed.  Yet, in a few minutes two were asleep and the playful tiger was out doing his roaming.

The point is at a zoo, one minute there is lots of see and in another they are just sleeping animals.  It's just luck if you get to see anything exciting!

Unless... its the Polar Bears!  The new Rocky Shores area of the zoo is awesome with their black bears, polar bears, seals and otters.  The Polar Bear (behind my girls) is always active and fun to watch swimming!

Here in the water by Macey, Alyssa, Hailey and Abby  you can see three of the seals swimming in the water.

This baby giraffe is 2 1/2 weeks old and while he wasn't very 'fun' to watch he was fun because of how small and soft he looked.

This is Acara the Orangatan.  She was waving at us and Alyssa took this picture of her.

After we left the zoo we went to Gardner village to see the witches at their annual witch fest.  They have the cutest witches and I really wish I could post their pictures, but it keeps turning my pictures sideways on me so I can't upload any of them.  All together it was a very fun full day.

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