Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monkeying Around at the Henry Doorly Zoo

Not ones to get into holidays like St. Patty's day, instead of drowning ourselves in green beer all Saturday, we decided to be proactive and go to the zoo! It was so much fun being back at the zoo after so long. Childhood memories flushed back of school field trips, Girl Scout meetings, and even one sleepover. The Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo is truly a magical place where even as adults we are allowed to wonder and marvel at the animals of the world.

We started off our day in the Lied Jungle. Well, technically we started our day at Lisa's Radial Cafe for some delicious eats including butterscotch chip pancakes which were to die for. We wondered around the zoo for about two hours. Sly Fox was very disappointed that Skyfari wasn't open, but since we're so early into the zoo-going season, we guess we'll have an excuse to go back, but only after April 5th when the aquarium opens back up because we missed seeing those adorable penguins!!

Here are some snapshots we took throughout the day - 


 

Hippos!


Hippo - view from the underground






Wise Owl Getting Wiser from her new found Orangutang friend

Sly Fox Made Friends with a Giraffe


This dang Polar Bear never got in the water...BOO

Sleepy Kitty
We got so close to this tiger. Grrrrr




After our hot day at the zoo, we went up to eCreamery in Dundee for some much needed cooling and delicious ice cream! Sly Fox tried their coconut flavor while Wise Owl kept is classic with zesty Lemon.


After our fun filled day we went home, took showers, played with our pups and went out later to Benson. Was it a good idea? Not particularly, but we did have a helluva good time!

Our first drinks at Lot 2 in Benson were varied between a Moscow Mule, a Dirty Vodka Martini, and some Scotch Scotch Scotch

Our partner in crime G and Wise Owl do some Irish Car Bombs. This was Wise Owl's first try at one of these concoctions.

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