Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Saturday, November 22, 2003 8:22 pm

All creatures great and small

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 8:22 pm

Had virtuous plans today. Honest. Was gonna get out in the yard, whack all the shrubs into submission, cut all the nonconforming limbs off the trees and haul ’em to the curb (because we live on a corner, we have to whack off all limbs below 8 feet off the ground near the street so drivers at the intersection can see), and so forth and so on. Instead, on the spur of the moment, we decided to go to the zoo.

And it was meet and right so to do. The weather was perfect, and the zoo looks its best, I think, with all the red, orange and gold against a backdrop of brilliant blue sky. Most of the displays were open, and the animals were visible, if not especially active — most were engaging in some form of basking, including the eight-week-old baby alligator who climbed out of the swamp, walked along a log, stopped next to a turtle and laid his li’l head down on the turtle’s warm shell for a nap.

The kids behaved and we all had a good time and got some exercise to boot. Now I’m a little sunburned and the yard still needs work, but you know what? I. Don’t. Care. It was a Good Day. All too soon it’ll be cold and rainy and nasty and depressing, and it’ll stay that way ’til April.

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