Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Vacation fun

I haven't been doing much pleasure scooting this past week since I've been on vacation. I've been basically just sticking around home with my family, though yesterday, I took my family to the Philadelphia Zoo.

It is the oldest zoo in the United states. The animals were very interesting and some were quite amusing. We were a bit disappointed that they had no elephants, but due to the age of their facilities and the small size of their elephant enclosure, I do not blame them for moving the elephants to a larger facility at the Pittsburgh zoo.

Their aviary was impressive. It is not gigantic, but the bird species were enchanting. One of the birds (a Toucanette) seemed very interested in my son's nose.

My wife and I went to a firing range near Elverson, PA today. My wife is a little nervous around firearms, but she shot my Ruger Mark II and my Bersa Thunder .380. She found the .380 to be a little too much for her tastes, but she stated that the .22 was not intimidating due to the virtual absense of recoil. I wish I had thought to get a picture of her firing the pistols.

All in all, it's been a nice break from the norm.

1 comment:

cpa3485 said...

Have actually been to that zoo myself, even though it was many moons ago. Zoos are great fun and we have a very good one here in Wichita.