Wednesday, August 19, 2009

London Zoo

It's odd sometimes how you can not remember a place, but you can remember a photo of a place. That's how it was for me yesterday. Not much of the London Zoo looked familiar (except for the Reptile House where they filmed the Harry Potter scene), but when we got to the giraffes, I had a distinct memory of me with two of my ND London friends there. Strange.

Once again, we had some initial sticker shock upon entering (I was totally stingy and declined the voluntary contribution for wildlife preservation associated with each ticket - £53 is quite enough thank you very much and I give to lefty environmental and animal causes at home). But of course again, it turned out our sticker price gave us a full day of entertainment, so all in all, it wasn't that bad of a deal. There were lots of animals (how often do you get to see two month old lion cubs with their mother?) and a couple of really nice play areas for the kids. That seems to be a recurring theme around here - the playgrounds rock. There's one just around the corner that not only has a playground, but some exercise equipment. All low-tech of course, but what a great idea - you can get some physical fitness in while your children do the same! Not sure how long our good weather streak will hold out over the next few days, but we'll definitely be exploring more playgrounds if weather permits. If not, we'll probably be checking out the 7 story toy store - great rainy day fun!

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