Wow... it seems like it took forever to post about my 11 days in China. Whew, glad that is over. I've got some catching up to do.
Let's start with a trip to the St. Louis Zoo, one fine, crisp late November morning. It was a beautiful 50° day with blue skies and since those days are bound to be few and far between soon enough, I decided to take advantage.
I said hello to the bears:
and to the penguins:
whose habitat matched the temperature outside inside.
Saw another bear who was just sitting around, casually, like you do:
Aren't these leaves stunning? Proves that not everything cool at the zoo are animals:
My next stop was one of my favorites - Big Cat Country:
Two lions cuddled up together:
A napping snow leopard:
a beautiful tiger:
Who liked to show his teeth:
And sat in almost perfect light, but yet never looked up at me:
Lastly, I visited River's Edge, which I haven't been to since they created it. I saw a cheeatah:
Some pretty sun-lit plants:
And lastly, elephants:
I gave my parents an elephant for the holidays - sort of. I adopted an elephant at the Zoo on their behalf... I was so excited to give them the gift (an adoption certificate and a pretty plush elephant) and make them adoptive parents again. They loved it! (Whew!)