Monday, May 18, 2009

The Wheels on the Bus....

On Friday Little J and myself embarked on the annual 1st grade field trip. This years destination The Maryland Zoo at Baltimore. A mere 140 miles from home and a short 2 hour and 23 minute trip one way according to mapquest, unless you are riding one of these :-). Add at least another hour :: each way!
We departed home for the meeting point at 6:15am and arrived home almost exactly 12 very weary hours later. The children behaved remarkable well and as much as I dreaded spending 6 hours on a bus with strangers, especially in this small town were just about everyone but me has lived for generations (of the 8 mothers on the bus, three were taught by Little J's teacher who is now teaching their children!) the ride was relatively painless and I spent most of the time engaged in this .....
Here are a few of our favorites at the zoo....
The lovely (although a bit smelly) Artic Fox :: my favorite.
This one who has apparently escaped from his cage and is not capable of even one normal photo. (Although secretly my absolute favorite!)
The Polar Bear who on this rather warm day hopped in for swim and entertained us all.
The rhinos who quite frankly looked bored silly...
Cute little Samson who was a treat to watch rushing around his home.

And as much as we enjoyed our trip, we'll pass on further trips to this particular zoo - it involves far more walking than any I have been to previously (Perth, Melbourne, San Deigo, Smithsonian, London) and quite frankly there was very little to see. Although, it smelled very little like a zoo, the animals homes were quite nice considering it was after all a zoo my legs did not thank me at the end of the day and Little J said we should "think hard" before we "do this" again.
Toodles....Lx

1 comment:

Felicity said...

6 hours to crochet sounds lovely, children say such funny things!!
felicity xx