Feb 27, 2011

petting zoo MINUS the petting

On Friday morning, I ventured out down the street to Jesmond Dene with some of my fellow SGU SO's and their children.  It was a cold dreary morning, like most mornings in Newcastle, and we headed to the newly opened petting zoo.  Now, the petting zoo is really rather neat.  It's in the middle of beautiful Jesmond Dene, and there are lots of animals including bunnies, chickens, ducks, pigs, goats, and sheep.  However, the one thing this petting zoo is lacking is the petting part.  You can see all the animals, but they are all gated in and so you can't pet a single one.  It's really rather annoying.  I have never been to a place called a petting zoo where you can't actually pet the animals.  They should just call it a zoo!  Oh well, it was fun and it is free, so I guess I shouldn't complain. The kids enjoyed themselves a lot I think.  Here are some pictures of us that day.
Mr. Billy Goat Gruff

Luke and Evie watching the animals

Little Miss Evie and I

Julie and Evie taking a picture

The pigs (Peppa and George)
Look at this doll Krew
And Mr. Photogenic Benjamin
I don't think I'm lying when I say that these SO's in Newcastle have some of the most precious kids ever!
Julie and I
 They have the cutest thing in Jesmond Dene that I have ever seen. A pet cemetery! I thought it was the sweetest thing ever. If I lived here (Oh wait...I do! But you know what I mean.), I would want my dogs to have a headstone just like this.  How special!


The Pet Cemetery
After the petting zoo, we walked back to Alta and Krew's house to eat lunches that we had packed earlier in the day.  The kids had fun playing and the SO's got to know each other a little better.

There are some flowers that just popped up all of the sudden outside the park. I'm in love with them.  Just a little bit of color on these cold cloudy days is enough to make me smile. Don't you agree that they are beautiful!?!  I am hoping this means that spring is just around the corner. :)
This picture does not do the flowers justice!



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