Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Playing Tourist: The LA Zoo

The baby giraffe weighs 135 pounds.  Imagine pushing that out of your vagina.  *shudder*
I've reached the point in my life where I'm actually excited to go to the zoo.  I used to love the zoo when I was a kid (especially the elephants), and aside from  a one time visit to the Bronx Zoo to see what all the fuss was about I don't think I'd been to a zoo in over a decade.  Now that I have a child and am desperate to find activities to fill my days, I've started taking the Muffin Man to some sort of attraction once a week. I meet up with one of my Mommy friends who has a cute son close to Noah's age and we do something touristy. I have to say, it's pretty fun.  My friend and I get a chance to gossip, the boys interact with each other (as much as 5 and 6 months old do) and the time flies.
Not too sure about the tigers.  
I'm going to be honest with you here - the LA zoo isn't that great.  Granted, I may be jaded on this point seeing as my two previous home zoos were San Francisco and the Bronx, respectively, but there didn't seem to be that many animals at the LA zoo. However, there are lots of paved paths and shady spots to sit, so it's great for Mommies pushing strollers who are more interested in talking than seeing different species of Baboons.  We had fun and the time passed so quickly that I barely noticed the animal smell.

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