"We are all of us living in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." ~Oscar Wilde
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." ~Amelia Earhart

April 1, 2010

April 1, 2010 - Como Park Zoo

I finally motivated myself to get out of my general neighborhood. I had been planning to go to Como Zoo yesterday. But, then, I remembered the cable installer was coming by to do something and might need to do something with my computer. What he was supposed to do, I have no idea. (Install HD cable? I dunno.) The important thing was that I had to be there. He was done by noon but it's a 1-1/2 hour bus ride to the zoo and, in March, they close at 4pm. I wanted a little more time.

If you ever find yourself in the Twin Cities and feel like sightseeing, Como Zoo is one of the top places I'd recommend. The zoo itself has existed since 1897. A that time, the only exhibit was three deer fenced into a pasture. It's grown since then but is still pretty small compared to the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, MN. The zoo's visitor center is connected to the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, filled with lush indoor gardens. And, in the summer (May - September), there's a Japanese Garden that has existed since 1904.

I'm not much of a plant/flower person so most of my time was spent in the zoo visiting the animals.

Apparently, everybody else had the same idea as me. I think it might have been spring break since there were children & families everywhere.

The tiger totally deserves two pictures.


Bekah said...

My daughter was there yesterday! Didn't know you were a local reader:)

Berryvox said...

Bekah - See, I was right. Everybody WAS there yesterday! lol

Ferd said...

Did you get a new camera?
These pictures are GREAT!
Really does make me want to go to the Como Zoo!

Maybe we will someday. Gail keeps bringing up the idea of going to the Mall of America. When and if, would you want to tour guide?

Berryvox said...

Ferd - Nope, same camera. I just figured out how to use the sports setting and take multiple pictures so that I can delete the blurrier ones.

Sure! I'm not sure how good a tour guide I'd be for the MOA though. Everytime I go, I just run to a clothing shop or two, Barnes & Noble, and the food court and then go back home.