Sunday, December 12, 2010

Blizzard, Zoo and the Crazies that love it

 Yep, you guessed it I drove over 40 miles to get my family to the zoo! It wasn't to bad going down. The roads were a little rough but still drivable.
 While we were there the weather really took a turn for the worse. I had to use my scarf to cover the camera so it didn't get all messed up.
 Everyone was very happy that we really know how to dress for winter weather. We were all so warm. Unfortunately, others were not so lucky.... I just don't understand what people are thinking sometimes.
 We got to see a sleeping polar bear & 2 timber wolves. The rest of the animals were off doing animal things!
 I managed to slip off one of the pathways and twist my already screwed up ankle. I struggled through..... My family comes first (I'm accepting votes for my martyrdom......LOL!)
 We all got our hot chocolate. The best part is that we got the souvenir cups so when we go back this winter we will be able to get the cheap refills. They will last us for years. I just tossed out the last of the old ones not to long ago. We had them for over 6 years. Now even the monsters have one of there own! No more sharing..... YEAH!
 By this point we all had a layer of snow on us that would not blow off..... wet snow.... ;( This is the first time we have been there while it was snowing.
 The lights were just fantastic though. Every year they get better and better. They have switched out almost all of the old light to LED. So it makes it not so much of a guilty pleasure anymore.
 I didn't get pictures this time, but the zoo added a ton of solar panels in the parking lot. They are to help power all the lights in the parking areas. There are also solar panels on the entrance buildings. As they remodel the bathrooms they are switching over to low flush and 1/2 button on the toilets.
I love the zoo!

We had a great time. It is one of the favorite family holiday traditions. The snow even though at times it was blinding, made for a unique experience!

Gotta Run,