Tuesday, January 26

unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot...


We intended to go to the final race stage of the Tour Down Under on Sunday. We won tickets for the family to attend in the corporate box but when the time came, i said I'd rather take the kid for his first trip to the zoo. Men in tights, albeit on enviro-tools, whizzing past for a second and a small bean to chase around in a very adult environment..pass. Totally in my style we missed the pandas (you have to be one of those book ahead, uber organised families (read mothers) which Im not usually, unless we're travelling...sorry kids -if you're not from around here, you need to know the whole State has gone freakin' panda crazy, drives me nuts!) i clapped eyes for the very first time on the zoos chameleon, which just blew me away! my new alltime favourite (well, maybe the meercats still win), best- est ever with the oogliest eyes and most fabulous skills ever, animal!.

I loved the new envirodome they have there, its small; Adelaide style, but awesome... when you walk in the door you're faced with a quote from The Lorax by Dr Seuss, which got me in a good mood straight away. I knew it would be intelligent fun from there-on in.

seating... made from cardboard boxes


small, fascinating creatures...
a plaque in the loo was right up my alley...

My kind of public toilet message!

the magnetic storyboard plates were a fun way to construct a day...good choices and bad both rated on a happiness, wealth and environmental meter...B2 enjoyed being a total enviro-pig!

and the bean doing lots of learning...
and the coolest bit of the day!...the Aldabra tortoise which is like 100 years old and i have never seen move, actually only ever seen in the same spot looking like another boulder, was doin' his stuff with Ms Galapagos and makin' a whole lotta feral tortoise noise. Go George!(oops, he's called Tati!)

6 comments:

Tricia said...

Sounds like one unreal day!

:-)

Katy said...

I love the enviro dome - it is such a great educational & fun thing! I promised the madam we will go see the pandas once school is back and it's a little less crowded! I think that's cool that you ditched the lycra love of little ol' willunga for the shangging tortises - if only I'd known!

Julie said...

You seriously have to *book* to see the pandas? Whoah! Cool zoo trip though, how awesome is that chameleon.

Veggie Gnome said...

Love the picture of the chameleon! Sounds like a good day was had by all. Wise choice, really. :)

Sarah said...

wow it has changed a heap since we went there - sounds like it has moved with the times.

Lots more fun than a race!

Kelly said...

yeah, it was a good choice! i especially love how th ezoo is moving towards smaller animals and breeding programs for endangered species and more interpretive and educational approach