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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Zoo Time...Again

We purchased a membership to a zoo last year and plan on getting the full benefit of it. Friday, I took the kiddos and my dad to the zoo and we had a blast. However...I had to walk through the zoo SHOELESS because I forgot my back up flip flops. I was taking the brake off Chloe's stroller with my toe and the straps broke clean off...irrepairable. Well, the thought of hiking ALL the way back to the car , packing three kids , and driving no telling how far to find a store to buy another cheap pair of flip flops was certainly unappealing. So, after much debate, dad just told me to go without. It was...interesting. I don't even want to think what breed of bacteria plastered it's way on my foot. But it was fun. These pictures are courtesy of dad, as I am soooooooooo jealous of how good a picture his little next to nothing camera takes. Finished up with a nice picnic lunch followed by the inevitable meltdown...
Now, here's a pic that will mess with your appears that the zoo had a two headed zebra...

DA BEAR!This camel had a thing for Chloe...Seriously...Obviously the camel's affection isn't mutual. Geesh, Chloe, let the guy down easy...don't look so disgusted...Most everything amazed the kids, even though they've seen it before...but Chloe was more amazed than any of them, having to be taken out of the stroller and held up so she could sit with her mouth open whispering "WOAH"

I love this Gorilla. He was here last time and I could have watched him all day. Last time he was out so far, he was hard to see. This time he was sitting with his back to the glass acting like we weren't there. Playing with us by shyly sneaking peeks at us.
Lillie made the comment that the gorilla "Looked just like my daddy". I got down on that one. Jody's broad and all, but, a comment.
Have a blessed day!


  1. Wow looks like a lot of fun, I haven't been to the Knoxville zoo since I was probably 12. So is it free once you buy the membership at Chatt zoo? OH and I loved your skirt,where did you get that?
    You are always so put together..
    Beatiful pictures and looks like lots of fun!

  2. Admission is free after purchasing membership for $45 from Chattanooga. You still have to pay for parking which is $5. THe skirt I found at the Good Samaritans for $3. And I must need correct your kind comment...I may seem put together, but I'm far from that most of the time. I tend to not fuss with my appearance if I will not be seen by the general public. And, a put together woman wouldn't have gone barefoot :)

  3. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! I can't wait to go to the zoo, with all the littles, They will have so much fun and yes I like the skirt too.