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Photo-A-Day #1506

I love having a day where you have nothing planned. We are such over-scheduled people that we sometimes cannot have fun in the moment because we have to rush off to something else. Today was one of those rare days where we had nowhere to be and no agenda. Rather than bum around the house we decided to take advantage of our Zoo New England passes. We took a ride into Boston to go to Franklin Park Zoo.

The zoo is nearly 100 years old (100 years in 2012) and it is one pretty nice zoo. There are many excellent exhibits and a wide variety of animals. We immediately saw Zebras and Wildebeasts in a large habitat. There were even viewing stations up high so that you could see the animals better. I think they should have had a few of those for some of the more exciting animals like the tigers or the lion though. We spent about 5 hours there walking around, taking photos, having lunch and of course riding the carousel. The carousel is Eva’s newest obsession. She never tires of it and she wants to ride by herself. She was pushing my hands and Allison’s hands off of that middle pole down each animal. We had to hold our hands directly behind her and out of sight to make sure that we were right there if she started to slip. She did not, she held tight and went round and round for 6 separate spins on the carousel. She rode the Lion, The Tiger, The Dog (2x) the Zebra and one of the horses. Get the all day pass and just keep riding, it is worth it at $6.00 if it makes your kid happy and it certainly made Eva one happy camper.

You can check out my latest gallery on Flickr with all of our photos from the trip to Franklin Park Zoo.

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6 Responses to “Carousel”

  1. Mo says:

    What a great day!! I love it!

    You should try the Carousel at Nantasket Beach in Hull sometime. It is the only thing left of the old Paragon Park. My grandparents lived in Hull (Nana still does), so we frequented that place often…till they ripped it down for condos. My cousin takes her kids there a lot…there is a boardwalk with some shops and an arcade…nothing spectacular…but just a thought.

  2. Drew says:

    Mo,
    We’ll have to hit that one as well. The one I think we really need to do is the Flying Horses of Martha’s Vineyard.

  3. Phiyaratana says:

    Hi Ben..seemed you had a great time…mine was good but plain. I will plan to the zoo some weekend if the weather is nice.

  4. Drew says:

    Phiyaratana,
    We had a very nice time. The weather held out for us too. I just love visiting zoos all over the place.

  5. Baba says:

    Ahh She’s at the age she want’s to do everything herself. Glad she had a great time.

    Babas last blog post..Cool Giveaways

  6. Drew says:

    Baba,
    You’re telling me because she wants to do “everything” Today she put her shoes on herself, on the wrong feet but she was so proud and walked around like that.