Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The One About Blackpool Zoo . . .

Last Wednesday was our three year anniversary from the day that we met, so as is tradition Mark booked the day off work and we went to the zoo.  The first year was Chester Zoo, and last year was Knowsley Safari Park (which given that I was pregnant and suffering badly with morning sickness, being in the car was a good idea), so this year we went to Blackpool zoo.  But with an extra little one in tow!  We had a really lovely day, the sun was out, it was warm (and me being silly thought it wouldn't be hot and left her sunhat at home, so had to buy one that said Blackpool zoo on it!), we saw animals that we hadn't seen before and Alissia was really well behaved and happy throughout.  The question is where do we go next year???
An anteater, which I'd never seen before!

We were really lucky to see all the wolves out, as it was a nice sunny day they decided not to hide!  I think they were my favourites!

One of the enclosures had these tiny monkeys running loose, and you could walk through and watch them, and look for the other animals that were meant to be in there, different parrots and birds.  Luckily Alissia was protected because I put her UV sun cover over her in the pram, plus there was a man going round squirting the little monkeys with water to make sure they didn't jump on anyone walking through.  It didn't stop me from squealing though when any came near us!  Of course we got to the end of the walk through and Mark decided to turn round and try to get pictures of them, leaving me with Alissia, they were very fast movers, running along the fence and in all the trees and plants.

I'm busy chewing my gums Daddy!


Maria Ontiveros said...

The wolves are brilliant and how exciting to get that close to the monkeys!

Jane said...

love the monkeys!

Ginger said...

I think the photos of the wolves are my favorite too! I loved visiting the San Diego Zoo a few years ago, and I could have watched the giraffes forever :) Looks like a very enjoyable day.

Alison said...

love the monkeys ...and that pic of Alissia and dad! In answer to your question about the filmstrip...I cut it out on my Silhouette machine
Alison xx

scrappyjacky said...

Love the monkeys....but don't think I would actually have wanted to get that close!!