Showing posts with label Los Angeles Zoo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Los Angeles Zoo. Show all posts

Friday, May 31, 2013

Visiting L.A. Zoo four years ago today

Boy Contemplates Chimpanzees
Four years ago today we went to the Los Angeles Zoo! We went to see all of the animals of Africa, like the lions, gorillas and giraffes, and then spent some time at the zoo's cool playground.

You were walking around quite well by this time, but the zoo with its steep inclines and crowds wasn't a great place to let you walk free. So I pushed you about in a stroller and then when we got to each animal, I took you out of the stroller and held you up so you can see them. I got my exercise that day!

You were really interested in the chimpanzees. Fortunately, there was a clear plexiglass window that you could lean against and watch the chimps - which you did for quite a while!

Here's a whole bunch of photos from our adventure!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Remember going to the LA Zoo?

At the L.A. Zoo play area, April 26, 2011.
Two years ago today we were at the Los Angeles Zoo!

After looking at the animals from Australia and the Africa savannah, we went to your favorite spot at the zoo: Neil Papiano Play Park. It as a huge play area with lots of animal statues that kids could crawl all over.

One of your favorite animals to play on was the hippo, which was "submerged" in a soft blue covering that helped cushion kids' falls. Another part of the play area you liked a lot was the "water slide" - a slide molded to look like a waterfalls.

In many ways, you liked the play area more than the zoo animals!

Here's a whole bunch of pictures from our trip!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Our trip to cowboy museum, L.A. Zoo

One year today we took a trip with Jane from our Santa Clarita motel to the Autry National Center of the American West and to the Los Angeles Zoo at Griffith Park in L.A. While you and I had been to both places lots of times before, this was Jane's first big visit to California, so we had a grand time showing her around.

At the museum, we spent a good amount of time playing on the Old West set (a picture of the area where you can apper in a film is shown here). Then we had fun playing in the bungalow house and the Chinese restaurant in the museum's lower level. You made Jane and me "lunch"!

After that, we went to the zoo, where we we saw flamingos, gorillas, zebras, giraffes, tortoises, chimps and spent some time at the playground.

Here's a whole bunch of pictures from our grand adventure.