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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Why I Love NY ... Reason #3

We loved our day at the zoo ... but more impressive than the animals was the fact that Brookie regularly navigates the crazy maze through downtown Syracuse into a forested neighborhood that becomes the zoo.

Last time I went to a zoo was (I think) 2008. It was time to go again! When Trevor was between the ages of 2-5 we lived about a mile from Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City - Brad was a student at the University of Utah. Almost daily I'd load Trevor into our little red wagon and pull him to the zoo. I miss those times!

So, posting this picture of us as penguins reminds me of a dream I had last night. You know how convoluted dreams can be ... well, we were at the beach and I was pushing my way through a sand castle (thanks to Gage's night-time book "Teddy and the Undersea Kingdom") and came to the water's edge. I knew it would be freezing cold, but I had to get to the boat, so I walked in anyway. To my surprise, it was comfortable ... I walked through the water for a short time until all of a sudden, the salt vs water concentration changed and it was too thick. I picked up a chunk of ocean and molded it into a ball, climbed up on top of the water and walked to the boat. On the boat was my family. I looked out into the very thick water and there were a couple of penguins. Apparently they could smell the salmon I was eating. They hopped onto the boat and were trying to eat my salmon and leave only the skin and bones for me. The penguins and I struggled - racing to be the first to eat the meat and leave the yuck. Weird.

Anyway, the Syracuse Zoo and spending time with family is reason #3 that I love New York!

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1 comment:

  1. Spending time with the family is always such a blessing! I love being at the Zoo. This reminds me I havent been in a thousand years;-)