Tuesday, April 21, 2009

April 20, 2009 Living Desert and Zoo

Today we went to the Living Desert and Zoo in Carlsbad. I have to say we both really enjoyed the visit. The photos are just two out of the 80 shots I took. It took us about an hour and a half to walk the path by and through all the exhibits. My favorites were the prairie dogs and the Avery. The birds in the Avery were so used to humans that you could really get close to them and the prairie dogs were just plain fun to watch. I don't think I have ever been this close to a buffalo. The cost for all this is a mere $5.00.

After the zoo, we ended up dining at the local Furr's cafeteria and guess what? I got my first 'senior discount'. Now, don't laugh--I know most folks, especially women, might be insulted to receive a senior discount (60 and over) when they are but a mere 51. But Hey, God gave me all this grey and white hair for a reason and I say USE IT to the best advantage. After all, don't I look maaarrrvelous for a 60 year old. LOL!
Well these two 'seniors' took themselves back to the fiver and after receiving many, many wet kisses from our furballs.......we decided it was nap time. Tomorrow should be another great adventure. We are heading to Calsbad Caverns--I love caves and we have heard so many great things from all of you out there who have seen them.....we are really looking forward to the adventure. My only disappointment is that the bats are not back yet and I would have loved to have seen them leaving at dusk. Hopefull we will be able to see that at some point in our travels.

I did get our reservations for Bottomless Lakes state park and we will be heading there on Thursday.

1 comment:

  1. Sherri and I got to see the bats leave years ago when we were there. It is quite a sight! They told people not to take pictures of the bats cause the flash messes up their sonar guidence systems...but as people will do some did and they had their cameras taken away! We enjoyed the cave and the bats.

    Joe and Sherri


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