Saturday, June 27, 2009

Wild Animal Park

On the 18th, we went to the Wild Animal Park. It was fun to go do something fun, but I think next time we will go to the zoo, because you can see more animals up close and personal and they don't charge you an arm and a leg for all the cool stuff you could do. If we could have riden the trams around to see the animals more up close, it would have been better. Oh well. I was also silly and forgot to grab my telephoto lens. It would have been nicer to have that. Anyways, here are the pictures I got.






Ethan with the gorillas

They have an exhibit right now called Dino Mountain, which is the main reason we went here, and it only cost 3 dollars per person. All the dinosaurs were animatronic.






This guy spit water. Can you see Ethan down there? He was like, "Ewww!"

I took a picture at the wrong time and this is what I saw...

....I got SOAKED! And it felt like dino spit!





There was a passport you could stamp and fill up....Ethan wanted them on his arms.

Condor Man!

Cool flower

Big Horn Sheep

Ethan and Jason running across a suspension bridge

Ethan in his natural habitat

This is the closest we got to the giraffes....trust me, they are there.

Ethan was obsessed with this telescopes, but he couldn't see anything...they all cost money too!

There was a splash pad in the middle of the park you could cool off at.

Let sleeping lions lie.


There was glass between us. I would NEVER get this close to an actual lion.

Rabbit was not part of the exhibit. I was actually this close to it. Cool!

Ugly bird.

Flamingos are odd

A cool off station

A neat monkey...we called it the skunk monkey cuz that's what it looked like.

Jason and Ethan looking at the skunk monkey.

A REALLY ugly bird!

Ethan and Jason with the balloon ride in the background. You could ride that thing up into the air and see the whole park. It was $60 a person (I think), and we thought it flew around the park....no. It's tethered and you just go straight up.

Ethan at a play area.

Red-billed duck.

More flamingos.

My hatchling.

Meerkats.

A Rhino got him...

My guys

Tiki boys!

We were worried that Ethan would fall asleep on the way home, so we wanted to tire him out more, and get closer to his bedtime. Crystal told me about this place called Kidopolis, so we found it and went there. It was free for Ethan since he was under 4 and we were free since we were just supervising.

Jason went in with him to help Ethan find the top of the slide.

Ethan coming down the slide...Jason was behind him coming head first...

Here's the slide...I couldn't get the whole thing in the picture.

I went down with him once too!

We had a good time, I just know next time I want to go to the zoo. Hopefully we can do it soon, but everything is so expensive.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

I can't believe that balloon thing is 60 bucks! Who would pay that? Seriously!