Day 26 – Z
Somewhere along this month, I messed up the days, so I’m pushing out two at once today, the last two, and this time, reflecting on zoos I’ve visited.
Growing up in St. Louis, I spent a lot of time at the zoo there. You see, the zoo is free. Completely free, and excellent. Like, on par with the San Diego zoo. When I was a kid in the 80s, my mother took me there all the time – we had no money or AC, and it was close, free, and we could go into air conditioned buildings.
She took me so much that I got sick of it and didn’t really go back until I was an adult. The last time I went I took Wee One, and we saw a car getting jacked just down the street. So there is that.
The second zoo I’ve been to is the Seattle zoo, which is really nice. And even nicer, while I was there the first time? I met James Van Der Beek. Seriously. Him, his wife, and his four (!) kids. Nothing is ever going to be able to top that.
Here is Columbus, I’ve been once. You have to pay to park, pay to get in, and there is no James Van Der Beek. That’s just a whole lot of bullshit right there. And the day we went, a lot of the animals were not out and the play area for Wee One wasn’t that good.
But I have heard from friend around here that getting an annual pass is the way to go, and WO is a little older – I’m willing to give it another chance. Stay tuned.
How about you? What do you think of the zoo? Have to been to St. Louis’? (Despite the car jacking, I really do recommend it.)
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