Friday, July 24, 2009

Pioneer Day

What better way to spend Pioneer Day than at the zoo. I had planned to hike Deseret Peak in the Stansbury Range today. But the looming threat of thunderstorms kept me off the mountain (probably a good idea given how hot it was today). I've been on the mountain before when thunderstorms blow in and it can be quite scary. There were alot of people at the zoo today. But it was so hot that the animals weren't very entertaining. We decided to watch the bird show because we would be able to sit in the shade for a few minutes. They had some complications with the show and ended up with a couple of large raptors that didn't go where they were supposed to and we got to watch the training try and coax them down out of the tree. It really was a fascinating show to see how well they can train the birds. I especially enjoyed the white doves flying inches above our heads. After the show we bought some shaved ice to cool us down a little. Sarah had to be back in Tooele for work at 4:00 so we cut our visit short and headed back home. I spent part of the afternoon replacing a broken wheel bolt on the suburban. I used the rest of the afternoon to tidy up my gardens and get the last of my mulch in place. I was going to trim the lawns, but it was just too hot and I didn't feel like being covered in grass clippings (they make me itch and I need to sleep well tonight and get up early tomorrow).

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day. I will get up at 5:00 am (just like a regular work day) and have Sherrie to her test by about 6:45 am. We then have an appointment to take Jordan to the Salt Lake Temple at 2:30 pm. I am getting too old to cram so much into just one day. I seriously hope we survive the weekend and the stress doesn't get to be too much.

Well, I bought the season pass for the zoo, so I can go back in a couple of weeks when it is cooler (that is my optimistic thought for the day that it will be cooler in just a couple of weeks) and enjoy the animals. Sarah and Jonathan like to go to the zoo so we should have fun visiting it for a year.

I finished out the day (well, before I wrote on my blog) watching the movie "Coraline". I watched it last night with Jonathan and tonight with Sarah. I love animated movies and I love that movie. I took Jonathan to the theater to see it when it came out. I have been waiting for it to be released on DVD. It has a good story that is well told. The animation is good. The characters are interesting and well developed. It is one of those movies that I can watch multiple times (there aren't many in that category).

1 comment:

wrgibby said...

I like the "animals" in the yellow and blue the best! Grandma!