Thursday, April 9, 2009

It was cold, wet, and a bit miserable, but this made it worth the trip.

While we were in Seattle we got to go and visit the Point Defiance zoo. It turned very cold, had a constant drizzle that turned into a down pour, and we didn't get to see more than a quarter of the zoo. What we did see though, was so cool. We caught an animal preview show. It had various neat animals and they were showing us the new tricks that they were learning. The highlight was probably the Bald Eagle. Not sure if it needs capitalizing, but I'll do it anyway. :)


We saw their aquarium too. It was a big tank style and you could either view it from the top or down below. I don't think I got any pictures. My camera has decided that batteries are to be used like candy, so the new fresh pair my uncle gave me were already dying. LAME.

I think my favorite of all and what made the trip worth the discomfort would have to be the tiger. Oh it was so many levels of awesome my friends. It was about feeding time when we got to see him. He was talking up a storm. I think he was trying to tell the zoo people to hurry up with his grub. So with the constant vocalizing he was also pacing the perimeter of his enclosure. This was the really surreal part. We were at the glass and he would practically brush against it. We were INCHES from him!!! Oh man was is cool! So, that, for me, was all I needed to make it worth it.


We left shortly after that. The rain just became too much to handle. We stopped at the gift shop on the way out. Lindsay picked out a little stuffed animal. A cute, soft, and interesting sting ray. :) Abbey had a hard time with what to pick. Everything she wanted was about 20 dollars or more. I wish I could've let her have them, but such is life. So, she settled for a little kalidascope.

We were very happy to be back in the car and headed back to Mike's house. I am glad we went though, I hope to go back soon too. Better weather next time I'm hoping.

10 comments:

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

With better weather, it's really a great way to spend a large part of your day!

Loved having you guys stay with us!

Anonymous said...

I love that zoo, when we were there we watched them feed the tigers, these BIG pieces of meat (don't want to know)! My boys loved the monkeys they were too entertaining, and of course the beluga whale, that swam under you on the bridge! Doni

Cindy Brinkerhoff said...

Love the Zoo, love your company. Next time we will all go together and enjoy!

Lisa said...

That last tiget picture is amazing! We'll all have to make it there on a nice sunny day next time :)

debsters said...

I love the zoo and can't wait to take my kids this summer sometime. Your pictures are fantastic.

Amy J. said...

OK...animals are too cool. That tiger is amazing. His coat makes you want to snuggle up to him, although I am sure that would be a stupid idea.

SuzanSayz said...

The Tiger really did make up for the cold, wind and wet. It's one of the most incredible thing I've seen in years.

Even though my hands were freezing.

David said...

great picture of that tiger. he looks in a really bad mood!

dani said...

tigers are such gorgeous creatures, aren't they, heidi!!! i love, love, love their paws; ha, i'm such a sucker for animals:)
i hope the weather will cooperate the next time you all go!
love,
dani

Lou Lou Land Extraordinaire said...

the tiger looks hungry to me.I still remember it sounded like our cat sqush face cat.but 3 or 4 times bigger.