Saturday, August 15, 2009

South Carolina Zoo

Here is the view from our Hotel room, in Columbia. This is looking at USC campus - University of South CAROLINA....not in California.

We spent Saturday at the Zoo in Columbia- it was such a great zoo and had awesome botanical gardens too!Our first site was grizzly's - and they were SO active - it was fun to watch them.

We were right on time for them to feed the gorillas - but I didn't get any good pictures. Then we saw and watched the elephants - they were fun.

Mozart - you have some competition!!We asked the girls to smile for the camera and this is what we got.

Andie LOVED to see the giraffe because she was wearing a "giraffe" on her shirt.
Andie was FASCINATED with the lizards and snakes! Scroll fast Grandma T!! Andie also LOVED the fish. Andie wanted a turn at taking pictures. YES - these were taken by a 2 1/2 year old. She LOVES to take pictures and ALWAYS walks around with our phones, taking pictures of EVERYTHING!

Not my best - but Andie was so proud she took it!
What a goofy girl. It was getting pretty warm and poor thing was sweating like crazy. It was SO humid too - yuck!Ali feel asleep and we have an awesome video - she refused to lay back and just wanted to sleep in this position. Poor Baby - after about 15 minutes - I finally got her reclined!
We took a tram ride over to the Botanical Garden side of the zoo. It was pretty and would have been fun to explore - but it was also 3:00 in the afternoon, 93 degrees outside and 75% humid. So - we took a few pictures, went on a little nature walk and called it good.
I told Shawn we needed to go to the garden's because my grandma would appreciate it! It was very pretty!
These were by far the CUTEST flowers in the gardens.
We had a great time - I have such a wonderful family!!


Jeff and Elise said...

Cute pictures, it looks like a great zoo! I love your new blog background :)

Sharron said...

LOVE the fun pictures! you four are sure a sweet family.

That does look like a great zoo. Isn't it great to share these experiences with the little one. And now it is so inexpensive to take lots of pictures to help them remember it!

Pratt Family said...

Wow...that definitely looks like a zoo worth visiting many more times. What a fun road and family trip together. Good job on getting to the temple as well. Do you plan on coming here during the next year while your temple is closed? If so, your girls will have the zoo memorized! Fun memories!!! said...

great pictures except for the SNAKES!!!

Pratt Family said...

Hey, actually all the collages I make are in Picasa. The only digital scrapbookie thing is my header. Picasa is a free photo program I downloaded and it's really user friendly. I surely haven't started scrapbooking yet, one day soon though!! hopefully!

Natalie said...

What a cute family. Hannah and I love looking at all your photos and videos. "Another one!" Hannah says. Love ya