Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Boo at the (CLEMet) Zoo

(show me your teeth, Ollie!)
Mommy + Oliver = <3
I have to say... I was unimpressed. The radio ads touted "family friendly fun!" that's "hairy, not scary!" (get it, because it was at the zoo?) but the problem was that the animals were, for the most part, sleeping. So... not much hair.
There were a few activities, like a Monster Mash dance area thing where we probably would have been trampled and a "spooky" greenhouse with lights in the trees and some good pumpkin decorations. There were bunches of kids and whole families in costume, a lot of people for a Sunday night, I thought.

The only animals we could really see were the ones that had indoor viewing areas: the elephants, which Ollie did NOT LIKE (they were they were too big, I think?) and a koala. Outside we saw a couple camels, a few reindeer (cool, but not in a lighted habitat area, so tough to see) a seal (NO SEAL, DADDY!) and the bears.

The bears made it all worth it. We pointed, said "see the bears, buddy?" and held him while he looked... and then my Ollie held up his little hand like a claw and said "RARRR."

We hung out by the dang bears until it was time to leave. I can't wait to go back to the zoo during the DAY. As far as the Boo at the Zoo event, maybe we'll enjoy it more when he's a little older.


  1. Awww, that sucks that it was kind of a disappointment. It's always hard to tell with those type of events until you're there!

    I am, however, totally wishing I could have gotten a picture of Mason the Giraffe in front of the Giraffe height sign.... Can you steal it and ship it to Wisconsin?!

  2. HAHA if the next time I see that giraffe is anytime soon, I will SO steal it and ship it to you!

    It was a little disappointing, but worth it in the end... we did have good time, and I got a free Jolly Rancher! Whee!!!

  3. Dude, next year he's gonna be all over trick or treating and it'll be awesome!

  4. Jess! He was all over trick or treating Monday night! (We went to the zoo on Sunday) It only took him 2 houses to figure out what he was supposed to be doing... after that he HAD to walk and carry his goody bag HIMSELF!

  5. Omg, he is so fricken cute. Cutest monster at the zoo, I bet (and the easiest one to see!) :)


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