Thursday, July 15, 2010

Grandpa Took Us To The Zoo

Grandpa took off work the Friday before 4th of July. He had heard on the radio that the Zoo had opened up their seal and sea lion exhibit that had been under construction, so he wanted to take us to the Zoo.

It was a beautiful day!

Wee One sported her sunglasses: 

She waited very patiently for the sea lion show to start:

We watched the sea lion do fun tricks like wave his flippers and walk on his front flippers.  The folks in the front got a little splashed!

Then we walked down to the bottom part of the exhibit where you can watch them swim underwater:

During the show they mentioned that one of the sea lions, named Lioness, had been staying at another zoo during the renovation, and was on her way back.  In fact, at that very moment, she was on a truck headed home.  We saw a big truck pull around to the back of the zoo while we were waiting for the tram, and sure enough ... we got to watch them off-load a 300+ pound sea lion and bring her into the back of the exhibit area.

We were very impressed by how carefully they moved her in her crate.  It was neat to watch them bring her home.

Then we had lunch at a wonderful Mediterranean restaurant, and then came home to nap!  Thanks Grandpa for a fun time at the zoo!!!


FruitFish said...

How neat to get a behind the scenes peek!
Hope wee one had a blast and enjoyed her time with mommie and grandpa!
And I always second a nap after a day at the zoo :)

Laraf123 said...

How fun to see the sea lion move back in--I think there's an idea for a children's book in this post :)