Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Zoo

Today Meg, Henry and I went to zoo with my sister, brother-in-law and my two nephews. It was fun. Henry did really well considering he has the sniffles and it isn't all that interesting for him. The zoo we went to is the Southwick's Zoo in Mendon, Massachusetts. It's in an out of the way, rural area of our state, but it is a good size. It is well kept up and the paths are very shady. I was looking forward to going on a camel and elephant ride, but they were kind of expensive and I just saw little kids in the line. A sign near the camel ride said only people 180 pounds or less could ride. I think I'm under that, but I wasn't up for a debate and at $5 for the camel ride and $10 for the elephant ride my cheapness kicked in. Meg and I are looking forward to going again when Henry can make sense of it all. At that point there'll probably be three or more kids to run after instead of one like today. We'll have to invite my parents along to up the adult to kid ratio. Let's hope he sleeps well tonight because he sure is over tired.

The pennies I worked on yesterday were OK. 5,850 of them turned up twenty-nine Wheats, thirty-one Canadians, three US dimes, two UK pennies, and one MBTA token (still good for a $2 ride!). The Wheats were:

1919, 1938, 1940, 1941(2), 1944(3), 1945(2), 1946(2), 1951S, 1953D, 1955D, 1956(4), 1956D(2), 1957(5), 1958D(2)


James (UK) said...

Perhaps it's just me, but I can't get enthused about zoos... I always feel bad for the caged animals...

kestrelia said...

Yup, I understand. One can't help, but think about that when visiting one.