Who doesn't love a trip to the zoo? I hadn't been in years, mostly because the cost is astro- nomical, but we were blessed by one free admission to the Minnesota Zoo when we visited with Jim and Michele who were given a zoo membership as a gift.
It was a rather quiet, but beautiful Thursday afternoon with sunny skies and summer- like temp- eratures. There were no crowds to fight and most of the animals were out in the open where we could gawk at them without a problem. (I can't understand the purpose of charging admission to a zoo where the animals are always out of sight...)
We enjoyed a wonderful relaxing afternoon together.
The Minnesota Zoo is full of wonderful statues and sculptures of animals. I found them intriguing. I'm presently wondering if they are the real reason admission is nearly $20 for adults. I don't suppose they were all donated.
The highlight of the trip was our visit with the lynx kittens. They were fairly certain my little grandson was either a playmate or perhaps dinner. They made Austin a little uneasy when they tried to grab him through the glass of their enclosure.
He found Grandpa's arms to a safe and reassuring place to recover and soon he and Grandpa were "monkeying around" with the cats again.
There hasn't been much going on this week, so I thought I'd catch you up on vacation happenings instead. Besides, some of these pictures are too good not to share.
I am a work in the hands of the Master Potter. I pray that His fingerprints are all over me as I walk through this life. This is my journey. Thank you, Jesus, for not giving up on me.
I am mom to seven beautiful grown ups and grandma to ten beautiful grandchildren.