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Family, Flashback Friday, Parenting

Flashback Friday — This Place is a Zoo

They won’t be lazy, hazy days this year, but finally it’s summer. Why not flash back to simpler times, like this 2000 trip to the Bronx Zoo.

A new friend.

A new friend.

Still new homeowners, and having replaced the roof and windows and repaved the driveway, we opted then (as we seem to with increasing frequency now) for a Staycation.

Each day we had a new local adventure: the beach, Playland, Mystic Aquarium, and on this day, the Bronx Zoo.

Can you hear me now?

Can you hear me now?

These photos tell only half the story. Oh, it was a good time, but by the end of this hot August day, we’d had ENOUGH. Catherine slept the whole way home. Basil grumbled about needing a “real” vacation.

Exhausted from the heat and walking, we ordered in and tucked ourselves in bed early.

Standouts from the day included the children’s zoo pictured here as well as the Butterfly Zone, where Catherine and I enjoyed some flighty close encounters (Basil sat that one out); and the monkeys, naturally.

The polar bear stayed in hiding that day, but we did see a giraffe in all its odoriferous glory.

Then — as now — we avoided the snakes.

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About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.

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