Thursday, April 12, 2012


Black Neck Swans
One day last week we all hopped in our vehicles and headed to Los Angeles to go to the zoo.

Violet Pointing to the Tortoise 
I told her how when I was a kid, we had a tortoise (not this big by any means!) and his name was Castle Duke. We loved him and fed him dandelions.  

Tortoise eating leaves.
Hard to get a good picture but I'm sure you all understand. Taking pictures was secondary to running around with the kids and grandkids looking at animals and eating ice cream!  

I saw this white headed pelican and thought of  Sunny. 
This picture is for you, Sunny.


  1. What interesting swans. I've never seen anything quite like them!

    Sounds like it was a fun trip!

  2. What a fun day! I've never seen swans like those before, either. thanks for the Pelican!!

  3. I love the zoo - we used to go twice a week [at least] when my boys were small. I miss it!

  4. Looks like a ton of fun. It's been a while since I've been to the zoo.