While Ava and I were visiting Aunt Bo (Nona) and Nanny in Indiana, the weather was miserably hot. It was so hot we barely left the house and I did not get my camera out at all with the exception of a short trip to the zoo. Even though we arrived at opening, the temp was so hot we only lasted a little over an hour. We barely skimmed the surface of what they had, much less got to enjoy ourselves. I did manage to get a few pictures of Ava who has talked about the zoo constantly since our return. Here are some of the things she has to say:
- When asked what animals she saw, these are usually listed: peacocks, zebras, a giraffe who was eating a tree, scarlet acaws (Macaws - she learned from Diego), Hippos taking a bath, birds, toucans, bats, spiders, snakes in the window and a snake on a rock, and turtles.
- The peacocks roam free at this zoo and Ava was very intrigued, especially by one who wanted to mate with a female. Ava would say, "I saw a boy peacock being mean to a girl. He was fighting with her like this." Then she proceeds to shake her booty and do some hilarious dance.
She has such a great memory and recalls so many little tidbits that I don't remember. It is funny to hear her elaborate on the different things she has seen. You never know what story she will tell you.