Monday, September 04, 2006

And it was still cheaper than an actual African safari

let us in!
Admission: $26.25 (humans); $8 (vehicle)

aka the sherpa
Pack mule rental: $8

gorillas love bananas
Food/beverage (not counting banana brought from home): $22.50

look out!
Real(ly cool fake) dinosaurs: $7.50
Real(ly dumb) molten plastic dinosaur souvenir: $1

king of the beasts
Sea lion show (no photography; substitute lion shown): $6 admission; $4.33 for 2-pack of new pacifiers to replace one lost under bleachers

riding the train
Mommy! Train! Mommy!! Train!! Mommy!!! TRAIN!!!: $4

fast asleep
Two kids dreaming of the animal kingdom: I think you know the punch line


mamatulip said...


Great pictures! I LOVE the shirt your son is's so cool.

mothergoosemouse said...

How cool! I just got a Denver Zoo membership last Thursday - took CJ for the day - so let me know if the kids want to go again.

Lady M said...

So cute! Sounds like you all had a great time.

We were planning an outing this morning to the local zoo, but ended up taking alternating naps instead. Oh well, at least we're all rested now. :)

Binkytown said...

Yeah! Cool! We bought a zoo pass this year, check it out if you think you might want to go again..
Looks like they had a blast! (PS- what's up with those irritating loud foot massage things? If I were a girraffe I'd be seriously pissed.)

Mayberry said...

mama_t: the shirt is from the San Diego Zoo--I love it too!

binkytown: those things scared the crap out of me!

Elizabeth said...

That looked like a fun day! I love the photo of you and the kids in the train, you're having so much fun.

movin'mom said...

Oh how I used to love to take the kids to the zoo!
I think child #4 kind of suffered a bit from the lack of zoo animals in his life. Instead, he has to watch all of his big brothers in their sports lives (which at times can be like watching Zoo animals.

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Sounds wonderful! My daughter would so love the zoo but has to make do with our little museum, which has just fish and otters and various raptors...

Mary Tsao said...

Love your little guy's hat! Your kids are so cute and they look like they're having the time of their lives.

They must have those molten plastic machines leftover from when we were little. But back then, it was a cool toy! At least, I always thought so. :|