Watching the gorillas. We watched them for a LOOONNNG time. They were certainly one of our favorites. This one was rolling around right in front of all the kids. He had a big smile and would cover his face and then sneak a peak at everyone.
This is a drain cover made by my great-grandfather's iron works.
The bearded pigs probably tied for a favorite with the gorillas. The animal keeper here was part of what made them such a hit. She told us all sorts of information, including about a certain part of the anatomy that is shaped like a corkscrew. And it's not their tails.
We LOVED the zoo. It is soooo fun to be able to do these things with Joseph. The zoo is also special because Selma (my grandmother) visited it when she was young, and then of course took Bob (my father) as a child, and I remember visiting as well. And now we get to take Joseph!
Here he is, very tired and happy, with his gorilla: