Saturday, August 19, 2006

Ala Carte at the Zoo

The Milwaukee County Zoo (of which we are members) does this cool thing every August for four days. It's Ala Carte, and is billed as "Feast With The Beasts". Tons of local restaurants set up tents at the zoo and you can buy yummy food and the zoo's open till 10:00 pm. They have entertainment (in the past we saw the Violent Femmes there) and raffles and freebies... Anyway, we traditionally go on Thursday, thinking it'll be less busy than the weekend days. We went this Thursday.

The bigger kids finally got to ride a camel:

We saw M's favorite animals, the giraffes, at their new house at the zoo. And obligatory silly photos after...

Then we saw T's favorite animal, the rhino (like Rambi from Donkey Kong Country):
The grizzly bears looked adorable, so I had to take a picture:

Oh, and we ate! We had jambalaya, nachos, chicken taco salad, sour cream and chive fries, and a hot fudge baked alaska eclair!


Stefaneener said...

Oh man, those giraffe pictures are too funny. I hope you have them framed on a wall somewhere.

Was it less crowded?

bfmomma said...

It *was* less crowded! I think that probably had more to do with the rain than the day of the week, though. Poor zoo--it's rained every night so far.

Cindy Minear said...

Looks like so much fun!

Abby said...

This looks like so much fun. I don't know that I'd call the grizzly bears cute, though - not with those claws! Yikes!