Thursday, November 19, 2009

We're all Animals


Last week we got to enjoy a family trip to the Tampa's Lowry Park zoo! It was a beautiful day- the coolest it is getting down here is still in the mid-70s, and we had a blast walking around & visiting the animals together.

The giraffes were out of control! You could go up to a viewing platform to feed them, and boy- they must be hungry! One giraffe almost licked Larry's phone right out of his hand. They were a bit aggressive- I think Georgia may be scared of giraffes forever after that encounter!
Look how big this giraffe is next to Lincoln in the stroller...
This one wanted to eat that little boy for his snack!
Seriously- have you ever been THIS close to a giraffe? You really don't want to.


Georgia got to know some penguins...
We said hi to the Gators for Grammie & Grandad...
and even got to pet the goats... this one is smiling for the camera!

I could definitely sympathize with some of the mommy animals. I knew exactly how this momma felt with a baby tucked in tight under her arm all day...

And how this momma felt with a little one trailing on the back of her hoofs every step...

Except for these beautiful big cats- how I'd love to lay around like that for just one day! I guess these must be the Daddy Tigers! ;)

3 comments:

Matt, Sandy and Logan said...

Great pics! I think y'all got to see a lot more animals that we did a few months ago at the Bham Zoo! Talk to you soon. Miss you!

Jaclyn said...

Looks as if yall had a great time. Love the pic with the Goat. Hope yall are doing well and miss yall.

Anonymous said...

Hope we can get more visits to Lowry Park as it is such a beautiful place! Perfect place to visit next week with nana! Come on down Bham friends and we'll have alot of fun! The video of the giraffe with georgia is priceless and I'm thankful the Hipps had a free day to enjoy Tpa. Sounds like Kathyrn needs a spa day with grammie!! Hugs Grammie