You could see the zoo is making an attempt to open up some of the animal enclosures, but for the most part, lots of chain link enclosures, very small areas for the animals, and the general overall atmosphere of the zoo was just not very inviting. We've seen much nicer zoos in similar sized cities elsewhere in our travels.
The zoo has some interesting facts for the kids to interact with, which was nice....Always great for them to learn new things and they did. There are interesting signs around the zoo that help you learn more about its history, like this one showing the zoo's first zoo keeper feeding the bears.
This is probably the closest any of us will ever get to a bald eagle, but you never know. While traveling, we've had some amazing close encounters with wildlife!
Sparky liked all the birdhouses made from gourds hanging in the pines....
After the zoo, we headed over to the Hershey Factory to get information for our tour tomorrow...We went ahead and did the free "factory" tour today which was a reproduction of the machinery in the factory demonstrating the chocolate making process. It was all we could do to get ourselves out of there without caving in to the candy store! Sparky told the kids "we need to bring a cooler" so the chocolate we buy doesn't melt in the heat" as the reason for not stocking up on candy today...heh, heh, heh.....
|Papa and Trevor at Friendly's|
Well, that sure was a fun day with the grandkids! Eldy, let's pick out the excursion package for the Hershey tour tomorrow! Let's take the kids down to the video room! What am I saying!!?? Eldo, want to take the kids down to the video game room for awhile? Wanna go for a swim, guys? Hey, why don't we see what's happening with the park activities tonight? There's freeze tag at the Rec Shed later today.. Wanna do the kick board races, kids, at 5:00? I think it would be great to go get some more ice cream tonight at the pool at 6:00, whaddya say, guys? (I say, time to cut Sparky off from any more sugar today. Whaddya say, guys? asks E.)