Wednesday, April 13, 2011
we broke into the zoo...oops
The website said the local zoo was to open April 1st. So, Friday we decided to take Clara. We love the zoo in our house - and were so excited to show Clara all the nifty animals!!
We got there, noticed the parking lot was empty...but we forged ahead...it's a small town on a Friday afternoon...why would the zoo be busy anyway?
Even the empty "ticket" counter with the sign that said "CLOSED AFTER 4PM" didn't phase us...perhaps the person was on break or cut out early? It was well before 4pm, and we had a free pass to the zoo...so it's not like we were screwing anybody over. All the gates were open...so we walked on in.
Showed Clara the goats - she wasn't that impressed.
We saw a few other small animals that were funny looking and I was trying my best to snap pictures of it all. (I was surprised with how enamored I was to show Clara all of these things...even though she is only one month old...can you imagine how it will be when she is older?! I'm gonna take her everywhere to see everything...like my mom did with us!)
We were so busy enjoying Clara and the animals we hardly noticed that there was nobody there...no other visitors....no workers....nobody....nowhere. As we walked along the path, a big truck came wailing up behind us and a man jumped out and was rather frantic (though kind) about pointing out that =
the zoo is closed!!!
the website that says it opened April 1st is wrong!!!
So we left.
At least we got to see the goats.