The Detroit Zoo. It wasn't a warm day, but we were going to the zoo no matter what. So, we grabbed the gloves, hats and blankets for the strollers and off we went. It was closer than I knew and we got there within 30 minutes. The air was brisk, and Tyson wasn't too sure he wanted to see the lions and tigers, and he told us that repeatedly during the car ride, but we were still going to brave the zoo.
This was the only animal that Tyson really wanted to see. I was amazed at how afraid he was of the animals at the zoo. He was worried that they were going to "get him". I think it stems from the time back on St. Marteen when we went to the zoo there and a big white bird squawked and scared the crap out of him. He now associates that scary bird with the zoo and so he thinks that all the animals can "get at him". It took all day to convince him that wasn't going to happen.
The Article Place was so cool. They had a glass dome you could go into and watch the seals and polar bears swim. The polar bears were scarce that day, but the seals were "showing off." Tyson was scared at first, but when he realized that they weren't going to swim into him, he thought this place was pretty cool. Taryn was asleep all during this time. She didn't see anything except the back of her eyelids.The only polar bear we saw that day. The rest must have been napping.Here is a bear napping. It took several minutes of coaxing to get Tyson this close to take a picture. He was sure the bear was going to eat us. Once I got him close enough, and he could see the big ravine between us and the bear, he was a little better about being that close to the animal.Aren't they gorgeous? I think that Bald Eagles are the most magnificent birds. They are my favorite. Very bold, very beautiful birds. Tyson liked them too. Especially when we read the plaque that said that they couldn't fly.Look at the size of that giraffe. It is awesome! Tyson did like this part of the zoo, because he has watched the movie "Madagascar" so many times, this giraffe looked like Melman on the show. Tyson didn't mind getting close to them.
It was a great day and we all enjoyed ourselves, even Taryn, who slept through it all!