At the Audubon Zoo!
LOL! You would have to be from New Orleans to understand. In any event, Meghan, Jourdan and I got a wild hair one day early in 2004 to go to the Audubon Zoo. It had been some time since we had been there, and we had the after Christmas/New Years blahs, so we jumped in the car and went.
When I was kid, Audubon Zoo was a sad, pathetic place that no one went to. In the mid ’70’s the city embarked upon a major rebuilding effort, transforming it into the hallmark facility that it is today. As I recall it was an extended effort, with the work not completed until the early ’80’s.
Of course the relatively new to me Olympus E-10 came with us and a number of notable images were collected:
First we visited the flamingos. Meghan has always been fond of the odd little birds, so it was our first order of business, and the exhibit was the very first we experienced upon entering.
Once past the Flamingos, was the real entrance to the park with this fountain/statue featuring the elephants:
Of course this led us into the elephant exhibit;
Then into the felines and bears,
Once out of the cage area, the llama’s, goats, lambs and giraffes were next,
Once out of the grassy areas, we entered the Aviary for to get our “bird” on,
Leaving the Aviary, we entered the primate area. There are some familiar faces here…..
Walking through the primate area there was a small building that we entered whereupon we encountered this beast:
Which in daylight, looks like:
Once our pulses returned to normal, the reptiles were next on our list,
Passing through the reptiles, we encountered another grassy/plain area with a different set of animals,
And on our way out, we made our way into the aquarium/pool area.
It was a full day and we were all hungry and tired after that adventure.
Stay tuned for the next posting, of something to do with a 40th Wedding Anniversary