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We Went to the Zoo

A month of no blogging made me realize just how much I love to blog, it was as if a part of me was missing.. we have a running nose, a stuffy nose and a headache that's going on five days now. Ramadan just started, D is going to summer camp and H is trying a hand and finger foods. But hopefully, fingers crossed, this is me back..

So much has happened in this past month.. so let me take you back to the beginning.. when we went to the Bronx Zoo. It was our first visit. We were there from open to close and I'm pretty sure we saw only half of the animals. We started the trip out with sleeping hippo's and polar bears in no mood to entertain.. but the disappointment ended there.. the big brown bears were in a heat.. they were frolicking in the water, trying to affectionately eat each other or make out with each other. not really sure.. but D was awed.


A monkey got frighteningly close.. it was very cool though you could tell D was a bit cautious..



the gorilla's were magnificent. they had just had a baby and it was beautiful to see them all gathered to welcome to new little on.


we rode the monorail..


and a camel..


and when the day came to an end we had to drag D out kicking and screaming.. :( I guess that means we need to go to the zoo more often.

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62 comments:

  1. Welcome back! Glad all is well! I love the zoo. I'm always torn by the animals being in captivity, but for most of us that's the only time we will ever see them outside of a picture. They are beautiful and fascinating. Looks like you enjoyed your visit.

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    1. Glad to be back! So many of these animals are endangered and only surviving in captivity.. as long as the enclosures are big and clean and the animals seem well treated I can make my peace.

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  2. Nice to see you, Hena. I loved seeing your trip to the zoo. I grew up going to the Bronx Zoo and it's still my favorite zoo ever. :)

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    1. Nice to be back.. we are hoping to make the Bronx Zoo an annual thing

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  3. Welcome back! With a new baby and house to decorate, taking time off is natural, and good for the spirit. I'm glad you all had a good time. The zoo sounds humongous.
    I see the window, but the big monkey photos are scary anyway. Yay for the camel ride! Years ago, I read a book ago about a women who trekked across Australia alone with camels. Your picture reminds me to add it to the re-read list

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    1. So happy to be back, I was starting to feel a bit lost and incomplete..
      I think they are making a movie about that. i distinctly recall seeing a trailer..
      We laughed about our very tame camel ride. Back in Pakistan the beach is full of stinky camels giving rides. They sit down allowing you to climb aboard, do a light jog along the beach and sit back down so you can dismount. The camel sitting and rising is quite the thrill, I was hoping D would be able to experience it on our last trip.. things didn't really work out though.

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  4. It is good though to have a break, but I agree it feels great to get back!
    Such a fun day at the zoo. Clearly D had a good time. That monkey is very close, kind of odd fun and scary. Fun to ride a camel. Can't say I've done that. Making out eating each other...same thing!

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    1. Great to be back! Lol.. It gets interesting explaining to your four year old what the bears are doing especially when he then wants to pretend to be a bear and do the same to you

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  5. From open till closing? Wowza! You sure got your money's worth. This looks like a fabulous zoo. I hope ours get up that standard as well as Sam Diego's one day.

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    1. It was a long day.. And even at days end my son hadn't had enough

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  6. Wow! You captured some fun pictures. The zoo is still on our list of must-dos this summer. Glad you could enjoy!

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    1. No summer is complete without a trip to the zoo :) thanks

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  7. So fun! I am in awe of you for staying all day too! I actually reallt love the zoo, and I am so looking forward to taking our kids there. It's funny how this zoo love has appeared in me as an adult, but I just love to see the animals. Each one is so majestic. I hope you all are feeling better, and happy Ramadan to you!

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    1. Everyone but D was utterly exhausted! I was also very excited about taking D to the zoo.. On our first trip he had fallen asleep. This was the first time I think he completely understood the concept and had the most fun.

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  8. Great to have you back, Hena. Looks like an awesome zoo.
    Fabulous photos as always.

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    1. Thanks.. Good to be back

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  9. I really like all the pictures. Zoo looks great. hope you are well. xx

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    1. thanks.. it was a great time

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  10. What a fabulous day! I love that you stayed all day!

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    1. D wouldn't have it any other way.. we still had to drag him outta there kicking and screaming.

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  11. What a fun zoo trip!!!! :-D I'm glad you're back to blogging. :-)

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  12. Awww! Such pretty pictures and memories ^^
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  13. riding the came looks so cool. what a fun zoo trip!

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  14. Sounds like fun! I've been to NYC several times, but never visited the zoo - it looks nice! I hope everyone is feeling better soon. :)

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    1. we've been near nyc almost 7 years and this was our first time... going to have to make it an annual thing.

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  15. Oh what a wonderful day out - I love the set up for the camel ride - and it looks like a lot of fun!

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    1. we did.. D loved the camel

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  16. YA so glad that your back! The looks like lots of fun, my son loves the camel rides at our zoo ;)

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    1. Glad to be back. My son was very excited!

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  17. How fun! I find Gorillas fascinating and sounds like you got a special viewing with them.

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    1. Seeing the baby gorilla was amazing

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  18. I love visits to the zoo. We haven't been in a long time, so maybe we'll take a trip sometime soon. =0)

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    1. I always forget just how fun they are

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  19. Nice to see a new post about what you've been up to. I haven't been to a zoo in ages, my kids used to love it, you obviously had a great time
    ps sorry about the wasp and rat nightmares - I'll do a more cheery post next!! :-)

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    1. It was a great day..
      p.s haven't been sleeping a lot so no time for nightmares :)

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  20. Oooh, looks like you had such a fun time :)!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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  21. Those pictures are so exotic and really fun! Thank you for visiting me today Hena!

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    1. thanks.. it is always my pleasure.. it had been far too long

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  22. The photos look amazing! The Zoo seems so lovely!

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  23. you guys looked like you had a good time! You know I have never been to the Bronx Zoo, I went to the Central Park Zoo as a kid and I went to the Zoo in Seattle. I will have to check out at some point.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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    1. The Bronx Zoo is enormous compared to the Central Park Zoo... never been to Seattle though..
      we had a great time.. thanks for stopping by.

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  24. Fun post! Visiting from Bloggers and Dreamers :)

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  25. oh my gosh that gorilla would have freaked me out! but its so cool all the same time.

    aren't the little baby animals the best?

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  26. Welcome back and good luck with Ramadan! Hope the days aren't too long for you, it's been quite and stuffy here, I honestly know how the people doing Ramadan that I work with are coping, what dedication =)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. thanks.. good to be back.
      Days have been long and humid.. :(

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  27. Loooove going to the zoo. No matter how old I am I love going, exploring, observing, and just taking it all in. It brings the little girl in me out again - best times! :)

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    1. I agree.. we end up oohing and aahing with the kids.

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  28. Get well everybody!
    It's great to see you back Hena and those pictures are incredible. It's lovely to see you had great time. xx

    www.todaymyway.com

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    1. thanks.. sick in the summer is no fun

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  29. Nice to see you back! I missing blogging too if I have a break. Sounds like a great trip to the zoo - I love visiting the animals.

    Krissie x - http://pearlsofstyle.blogspot.com.au

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  30. Welcome back to blogging!
    Your boy looks cute.
    x
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

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  31. STUNNING post dear :) I hope you had a great summer so far


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    Have a fab weekend

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)

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