Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Being Seniors Today!


Tuesday, we started off our day with breakfast at Eat-n-Park enjoying the senior buffet for under $5! This is our first ever "senior" special. It was very good! I love breakfast food best anyway so had three plates which included scrambled eggs, toast, strawberries, French Toast with maple syrup, Small pancakes with blueberry syrup, bacon and a blueberry muffin. It may not be the healthiest breakfast, but it sure is the best! YUM, YUM! Then we walked to the library next door to renew the book I'm reading ("Relentless Pursuit").

We decided today would be our zoo day and to our surprise, there was a group of older people going around with a tour guide! We just tagged along and later found out it was the Cleveland Hiking Club, and Mary, the one talking about the different animals does it every year for them. It was a very good time and I learned quite a bit such as:

1) The stone fish looks like a stone! It is the most poisonous animal at the zoo. I asked if it was even more poisonous than the little pretty frogs and Mary said yes, because the frogs at the zoo are not poisonous because they need a special type food to make their poison and they don't get it at the zoo.

2) The male giraffe was moved to a different zoo because his daughters are all here at the Cleveland zoo. They didn't miss him, but were more interested in the extension being built onto their building.

3) The elephants were being moved to the Columbus zoo today but their keepers get to move with them and still be their keepers at the Columbus zoo for 3 years until they return to the new Cleveland exhibit.

4) Most of the animals are taken inside at night for their safety. Some people in the past have actually shot at them when they used to be out at night. Very bad people!

5) The big cats get the same kind of shots that our pet cats get annually.

6) The most boring animal in the zoo is the Koala--sleeps 20 hours a day!

7) Monkeys do not like water. That is why they can be put on little islands with no fences. The only monkey who likes the water and is the exception is the swamp monkey.

There was more stuff than this even that we found out, but at the moment, these are the things that stand out. Mary was very interesting and we were fortunate to be at the right place at the right time to meet up with this nice group--no one shooed us away and several said they liked my hat and Mary liked my cat shirt!

4 comments:

PK said...

Hello, I just wanted to let you know you have just received a most prestigious award. You can swing by my site to pick it up...the paparazzi are already there and waiting for you.

Jude said...

Love the photos and so glad your having a great time on your vacation. I also love the hat and t shirt.

Daisy said...

That zoo trip sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for telling us the things you learned, too. I am going to stay far away from any stone fish!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Thanks for the award, PK. Glad you like my blog!

Thanks for visiting, Jude.

Daisy, glad you found my "learning list" interesting.

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