We've been talking for awhile about taking the little girls to the Santa Barbara Zoo via Amtrak. Christmas vacation, while they're both out of school, seemed like the perfect time.
So this morning, Leanne and I jumped on the train in Camarillo
A little ingenuity, a little bribery
The weather forecast called for rain but the zoo had sunny skies and light breezes.
As always, the giraffes were first on our list. The line was long and slow,
but we eventually made it,
According to the zoo guys, he's "interested" in Audrey
so he followed her around until he got a chance to "test" her by drinking her urine - which we watched. Nothing else happened (that would have been interesting to explain to the littl girls . . .) so I'm guessing the "test" was negative. Life at the zoo is always interesting!
We even got to see the new baby aardvark, fast asleep and clinging to mom's back for all he's worth.