Where the Wild Things Are

Not only was last weekend a fabulously long three days, but it was absolutely GORGEOUS here in the Bay Area. Sorry, east coasters, but it’s hard to beat 70 degrees in January… (Nevermind that it’s 58 degrees and foggy all summer. But I digress…)

Anywho, we decided to join the masses and head to the Oakland Zoo for a fine afternoon of visiting with the big animals. It was a lot of fun, and we feel lucky that: a) it’s only 5 minutes from our house; and b) Pinky and Dick gave us an annual membership for Christmas. Woo Hoo! We’re gonna be regulars!

We actually hadn’t been there before, and Ryan really enjoyed herself. Here are a few highlights of the day. Enjoy!

A big kitty, to say the least! Very Beautiful

Giraffes are incredibly cool. But do they make noise? If you know of a giraffe noise, let me know. It always stumps me when I try to add sound effects to Ryan's books.

Checking out the elephants with Mommy.

African elephants are HUGE and very cool. Much bigger than the Asian elephants I hung out with in Thailand.

Strolling in the afternoon sun. Glorious.

Hope you are having a spectacular winter wherever you may be!

~Susan

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3 Responses to “Where the Wild Things Are”

  1. Peter Hartmann says:

    Looks like the three of you had a lot of fun at the Zoo. I’m jealous about your great weather; it is in the 20’s here in Pennsylvania and snow is still on the ground. As far as giraffe sounds go, I looked up some research and found that they do have vocal cords and do make sounds, but they are low frequency and below the level that humans can hear (infrasound). My recollection is that they sometimes spit when unhappy.
    York Granddad

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