If you read my blog every day, you might think that all we do is play...
Tonight my sweetie took us all down to Hogle Zoo so we could see the Zoolights. This is an activity that looked fun, but one that we had never had the opportunity to do. This year we discovered that our Zoo passes also included free admission for our immediate family, so we wanted to make sure we made time in our crazy schedules to get there.
As it turned out, most of our kids felt like they couldn't get away, so we filled our car with me, my sweetie, Twizlet, Curly, and Baby Doll. For December, the evening was pretty warm and clear, so we packed the wagon for Twizlet (partly because her parents forgot to bring us shoes today and the only ones we had were the flip-flops...).
The parking lot was more than half-full when we got there and the crowds had just barely gone in, but after a short wait, we were inside and the crowds seemed to fade away. The zoo is large and tonight it was full of lights. My favorite were the ones that were non-traditional with the wireframes and the fabric stretched over them. They looked almost real is the half-darkness. I liked the lion the best, but Twizlet's favorite was the eagle.
We walked the entire path, enjoying the animals, a couple of carousel rides, and a quick visit with Santa. Curly loved watching the artisan carving a huge block of ice with a chainsaw. Strangely, we didn't see one single live animal, they were all safely tucked into their beds, snoozing away while the crowds gawked at animals with much less life in them.
We had a great time and the kids are certain we need to plan a trip back next year.