I'm a bit late in posting this. I've had too much going on all at once. Last month I joined my grandaughter Olivia, and the rest of the 4th grade at her school, for an overnight field trip to the zoo. Here's the story and some pics of the trip.
The zoo was GREAT! Olivia loves animals even more than I do. I love animals a lot in case it doesn't show. So we were both pretty much in our element. The Fort Worth Zoo has a building for these overnight stays. Basically we stayed in a big room in sleeping bags and such with a partition to separate the boys from the girls. It made it like two rooms. So it was more like a very large sleep-over. There were 20-30 girls I guess. I don't think there was any point during the night that someone wasn't wiggling, giggling, or going to the bathroom.
Pizza for dinner. Then we got a night tour of the zoo which wasn't anything exciting cause there really isn't anything to see at night except some birds. Then there was a craft activity for the kids (and adults if they wanted one). Then lock down at 11:00 pm. Cold, hard floor till 6:00 am. I was actually glad to get up at 6:00 am. I even woke up at 5:50 and decided "close enough" and I am NOT a morning person. I was the 2nd person up. Was thrilled to get a cup of coffee.
After everyone was dressed, cleaned up and packed, they brought in 4 animals to show up close and personal. No touching allowed though. A baby alligator, a horn-billed bird, an indigo snake, and an opossum. The "O" is pronounced. Apparently there is a difference between an opossum and a possum. Google it, they even look different. Then we went on a quick zoo tour before the zoo opened which was cool because the animals were just getting up and felt like moving around. We were at the lions den when he came out with his Saturday morning meaty bone. He lets out a huge roar when he first comes out in the morning. Very cool to hear. The mama lion had 4 cubs with her.
After the tour the group was done and everyone went home but Olivia and I decided to stay a little longer and go see some stuff on our own. We enjoyed the day.
"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." Corrie ten Boom