In between some of my crazy projects and toting a tripod with me everywhere I go, I found some time to escape to SLC with my siblings, mom, and grandma. A miniature stay-cation if you will. The first day we went to the zoo. The second day we went to City Creek and shopped til we dropped (quite literally). My grandma outshopped us all. City Creek is just as beautiful as they all say and I made some purchases I'm quite happy with. It's always fun to go to new places and try new things.
And then, sometimes, it's fun to try old things too. Like going to the zoo. The nostalgia of it all was just magical. Or maybe it wasn't really magical at all, maybe I was just experiencing heat stroke since we were strolling about in 108 degree weather! I felt like a child again as I ran to and fro to peer through glass panes and cages at monkeys, tigers, and elephants. I'm glad I still have moments in my life when I can feel like a child. It's a nice reminder that I'm not completely grownup yet. And I pray that day never comes. .
I always love seeing the giraffes. They are one of my favorites. But I'd have to say that my very favorite animal during this trip to the zoo was the polar bear. She was a little showoff and kept swimming underwater up to the glass and then she would shoot out of the water and push her nose up next to us. Adorable. If bears weren't ferocious I would want one as a pet.
And seeing the gorillas at the Hogle Zoo is always a must, and we can't forget the picture op at the "Do You Measure Up?" wall. The day they take that wall down is the day my heart breaks. I have so many pictures there as a little girl.
When I was little, I wanted to be a zookeeper. Sometimes I feel like that dream is still alive. But then I think about all the feeding and cleaning up poop and decide just visiting the zoo will be okay.
Until next time, wild zoo creatures!
What is your favorite animal to visit at the zoo?