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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Trip to the zoo

Tuesday after my husband was finished writing his SAIT final exam (just in case you wanted to know he got 86%, he is so smart) we went to the zoo with his Mother and youngest sister. For those of you who are not from Calgary or have some how missed the big news but the penguins have joined the Calgary zoo family. I can not tell you how excited I was to go and see them. I just love penguins, I think they are just so cute. I loved Happy feet and parts of March of the penguins made me cry. I'm not exactly sure why but I have the biggest soft spot in my heart for them.

When we got to the zoo there was a huge line for the penguins. It was so long that Mike started talking about not seeing the penguins!!! I couldn't believe it, that was just crazy talk.  I was so excited to see those cute little guys that I happily waited in line for an hour and five minutes.

Let me tell you it was worth the wait, every minute of it. The new building they have for them is amazing. You get so close to them, so close in fact you could reach out and touch them. The zoo keepers tell you not to because they bite but it was tempting. We were only allowed to stay for 15 minutes, I could have stayed there for hours. They were so fun to watch, they were swimming and splashing about. It was fantastic.  After I tried to convince everyone that we should wait in line and see them again but for some reason they won't go for it.

Penguin Love

Zoo Love

"People go to the zoo and they like the lion because it's scary. And the bear because it's intense, but the monkey makes people laugh."

Lorne Michaels


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