cerezamarrero

I Love Zoo

I FINALLY get a good shot of the giraffe, but I guess it posed long enough to take a gigantic giraffe tinkle. Maybe I'm not cut out to be a photographer! lol
I FINALLY get a good shot of the giraffe, but I guess it posed long enough to take a gigantic giraffe tinkle. Maybe I'm not cut out to be a photographer! lol

And yes, I love zoo all, very much! ♥ Thank you so much for reading my entries...I appreciate and love you! Last Friday was amazingly gorgeous--80F degrees, sunny, and all the trimmings. Bestie Jenn was visiting her parents (the ones I talked about a few entries below--her mama has a broken foot & they were quarantined due to COVID concerns, but all is well on the coronavirus front, so she was able to come to town to run errands & help out for a couple of days!) and needed to record some lesson plans because even at the Head Start (pre-school) level, her school is 100% remote learning right now. So, we strolled around and it was a fabulous afternoon! This is the funniest photo of the day (for me) because I'd been chasing the giraffes around a bit, waiting for one of them to stay still long enough to get a good picture--and this one did! Then, I realized why...yes, that little bit of white "dust" coming from the giraffe's butt, is indeed the giraffe taking a giant leak. bahaha

Only about half of the zoo is open to the public right now--only the outdoor exhibits. We did get to see the Botanical Gardens too--again, all the indoor stuff was closed to the public.

Beautiful fountain at Peoria Botanical Gardens--part of the zoo complex.
Beautiful fountain at Peoria Botanical Gardens--part of the zoo complex.
Chess display at the Botanical Gardens.
Chess display at the Botanical Gardens.
Cute industrial family, waiting, stalking the visitors from their hiding place in the bushes.
Cute industrial family, waiting, stalking the visitors from their hiding place in the bushes.

I so miss being with people I love. So awkward to not hug my bestie. So AWESOME to see and be with her, though. Her parents are both doing okay now, thankfully, and so is she. It was a beautiful afternoon, but now I REALLY miss public interaction. What is the balance that will keep us all healthy? We wore masks the entire time--even outdoors, per the zoo's requirements. I felt safe doing that, but when will we feel safe being indoors with masks on (I was slightly feeling less than safe at the Ark & Creation Museum last week...everyone seemed to be observing the mandate fairly well, but not everyone was and it was more crowded than I expected (and some of the workers told us that the crowds were about half to 2/3 what they were last summer) and I'm not sure I'm ready to fly or take public transportation quite yet...) and when will we get to know how "normal" feels again?


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