Woke up this morning to sunshine. No rain, no snow, no freezing weather! Just a pretty morning. Strange feeling! But since we have the grandkids, we felt even more the urge to go out among the world and commingle. So the first trip (and no day can start without it) was to the Waffle House to fortify our bodies for the impending day.
While there we talk about all the options and decided that the zoo would be a great place to go. The Grant Park (not named after that Northern Interloper, U.S. Grant but for a railroad magnate, Lemuel P. Grant) has two major attractions; the Atlanta Zoo and the Cyclorama, a huge circular painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta.
So, in 50 degree, chilly, windy weather, off we go.
This is Judy and the kids walking into the park.
This is me and my two favorite ladies, Bug on the left and Judy.
Bug and J-Man goofing off in front of the Pink Flamingos.
There has to be someone different in every crowd - even in nature.
We visited an aviary full of parakeets. These two were actually kissing and there was the beginnings of a nest being built.
Then we saw a variety of animals, but most were kept inside. I didn’t get pictures of the monkey house, the big cat house or the reptile house, except for the black mamba. Next time!
Judy on the phone with an old colleague who is moving back to Georgia with her job, and yours truly outside the gorilla exhibit.
J-Man with one of his favorite creatures, the Orangutan.
The Atlanta Zoon is fortunate to have a collection of Panda’s from China.
We pay almost 2.5 million a year for each of them.
They also have two babies that will be (must be) shipped back to China soon.
Then there is the petting zoo.
But the highlight of the day was the Merry-Go-Round.
After the ride began moving, it was like a wild ride for me.
We then went to the Cyclorama ( no pictures - their rules).
Then finished up the day with a fun dinner at a Japanese restaurant (fire, knife tricks and all.)
Trust me, peeps, there are many more pictures to show you, but this is enough. We did dodge a few minor drizzles and was in the Cyclorama when the big rain came, but the day was just perfect. I love being with my little buddies and seeing things thought their eyes.
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