Monday, September 13, 2010

ACU at the Zoo!

Each year, ACU puts on some kind of family activity for faculty, staff and their families.  It has been at the zoo for the last several years.  We didn't get to go last year because Josh was overwhelmed with classwork and we said "no" to pretty much everything.  This year is different.  Josh's classes are a repeat of last fall, so we have much more time and much less stress this time around.  We even went camping this weekend (post to follow sometime this week.)
Anyway, last Thursday was ACU at the zoo night.  We hadn't been to the Abilene zoo since our dating days.  Josh had a zoo pass back then so we were pretty regular visitors.  The zoo has made some major improvements in the last 9 years, but some things remain the same- like the giraffes.  The giraffes are the main attraction because there is a bridge that gets you to their head height and you can feed them!  Kids love it and are grossed out by it at the same time.  Why?  Their tongues are a little creepy.  Check out these videos and pictures to see for yourself.
Feeding giraffes- video 1
Feeding giraffes- video 2

There were other animals too, but we didn't take too many pictures.

Josh needed a new black swan picture for one of his lectures.

This guy was zonked out.  I wish I could sleep like that or have balance like that!

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