The Uphill Zoo

Out the door with nothing but the spouse and a camera, we land at the local Michigan City Zoo where we interacted with the parakeets, mooed at the Brahmas, and played peekaboo with the Tamarins.

The highlights of the adventure started with finding the ever hidden mountain lion who seem to always disappear at the sight of a camera. Natalie, a worker who was feeding the Great Horned owl, explained how timid and skittish the beast of a bird could be by not even attempting dinner until all the workers have cleared her part of the zoo. The bears, as always, are a big hit showing off by frolicking in their waterfall and really playing it up for their audience.

The leading animal at the Michigan City Zoo had to be the otters. The three of them just loved being alive, playing in the water, even including us in their antics by swimming around the crawl -through, underwater tunnel, and enjoyed a simulated pet through plexiglass. New friends, gotta love’em.

But still, the best part of all was holding hands with the one I love, eating ice cream with him and enjoying smiles and laughter that will last a lifetime. He took the bear picture, by the way, with a cell phone camera. Perfect.

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King of the Mountain

The title of this post brought back memories from childhood when, like the little bird in the picture, we played King of the Mountain.

It took several recalls to remember the name of the game when the goal was to prevent anyone from knocking you off the top of a pile of dirt. Many hours of fun and laughter without a phone or computer.

While we understand that children do still play outside, our internet search for the name of “King of the Mountain” returned computer game after computer game.

If you are searching for outdoor activities to play with your children, the people at this website have a list of 30. We have very fond memories of laughing and playing those games and some of them as adults like Red Rover, our favorite!

People and Dogs

People and Dogs go together like bread and butter. Here are a few jokes to go with that smile.

Q: How are a dog and a marine biologist alike?

A: One wags a tail and the other tags a whale.

Q: What do you get when you cross a dog and a calculator?

A: A friend you can count on.

Q: What does my dog and my phone have in common?

A: They both have collar I.D.

Q: What happened when the dog went to the flea circus?

A: He stole the show!