Hello all! We have been very busy Exploring and getting pictures for this very sight. And hopefully getting new readers. But I have not really had time to update with new posts. And for that I am sorry. I have many new posts and pictures waiting to join this page! Thank you for being patient. Many of our pictures also make it to my longest running blog page first, check it out at www.wyomingjack.blogspot.com At the end of this month I am taking a well needed extended vacation from work and heading home to Wyoming to visit family and friends -mostly family. And than on to some other great sights to Explore. Of course the pictures and journey will make it to this page even though it is all well beyond amazing Arizona! Please read through our past trips to this local amazing zoo!
About two weeks ago now, the kiddos had early release from school, every other Wednesday- and the wife and I decided to push back out date night a little bit, so that we could Explore the zoo. Only our youngest was able to go along with me on this trip. We have all been several times before and love this local zoo. It has the best viewing of the animals and is not overly huge in size, like the Phoenix Zoo. The price is also very reasonable and maybe best yet there are many attractions and food choices and such near the zoo. Including the huge and very beautiful Reid Park--that is almost connected to the zoo.
On this day we went kind of late in the day, and after living here so long, I just kind of thought everything was used to the heat. Even though I am not really fully used to the heat. I guess this time of year the zoo closes at 3 PM---something to note if you are planning a visit. We still had plenty of time to see the sights --but many of the animals were asleep inside and they were definitely all not as active as they might be in the early morning hours. We did almost have the entire zoo to ourselves though. With almost no visitors that late in the day--and an almost empty parking lot, allowed us to even park fully in the shade. This part was amazing, but I think out next visit will find us at the zoo right after opening time in the morning.
These fish will pull you in.
We need to borrow one of these ant eaters at our house
Just for a day!
With much fewer guests around I also had time to greatly enjoy the landscaping.
But not to much! ;)
One huge bird?
Took a break from enjoying the sprayers to view us.
Reid Park is full of little turtles.
These animals were mainly floating around in there own poo.
That was the only down side of this whole visit.
Some of the statues are almost as amazing as the animals.
Amazing carousal was not running on this day.
But I love this curious monkey!
Amazing place that I work at, event garden.
Each year before Christmas the casino takes over the zoo for one night, during zoo lights
and makes it a free event for workers and there family's. One of my older posts on this very blog page is about that amazing night several years back.
Very Kool chair.
Peacocks roam the entire zoo.
Just down the road from our house in ST David there are also many to follow at the amazing monastery. I have yet to get a picture of one with its feathers displayed.
Where are you Exploring today??
Another great seat!
I hate snakes seeing one on a hike could make my trip very short.
But this lil guy was just begging to get his picture shot.
What day is today folks....? Date day ---y'all are silly what were you thinking!? We are going to try something new tonight.
Another great statue!
Can you guess what we are viewing next?
The elephants have a huge section all there own.
With all kinds of interpretive learning displays.
But with the heat the tigers were very in active on this fine day.
Most of Tucson is under construction.
Even the zoo!
We could not escape the orange traffic cones even here.
As the monkey displays seem to be expanding!
We than spent some time at the joining park.
Cooled off a bit for sure.
My past zoo post show cases the amazing park even more.
On this day we hid some more painted rocks.
Something I have talked about briefly on here
But now that we are all into it more---will do a longer post
soon hopefully explaining it all more.