No visit to Madison, seeing my mom and my sister's family, is complete without a trip to the zoo. I am not a big fan of zoos in general, and this one, though much improved in the 30-plus years I've been visiting, is not a particularly fabulous zoo (sorry, Mom - I have Woodland Park to compare it to!). It does hold a central spot in my memories of my Grandma Eliza, however - she loved to stroll through with her grand-daughters, or her daughter, or her sister, Ruthie, and I even lived for a year within earshot of the monkeys and the lions...I love that this is a place my mom can bring her grandbabies when they visit.
|Looking for baby lions|
|The alligator snapping turtle...it looked sad.|
|Looking for poisonous frogs|
|One relaaaaaaxed meerkat|
|Riding alone, for the first time|
|The wingspan of a swallow-tailed kite|