Friday, July 18, 2008

Look! It's New York City!!

Okay, so it's not New York City, but it is a big city. Can you guess which city it is?
It is the big city of Houston, Texas. We drove through there a few weekends ago. Big Cowpoke loves to see the big tall buildings. Every time he sees them he says, "Are we in New York City?" He is so fascinated with city life. What goes on there and why the buildings are so tall. While we were there, we stopped by the Houston Zoo. Mr. Cowboy loves to go to the zoo. I think either you are a zoo fan or you are not. Mr. Cowboy loves the zoo and when ever we go on vacation anywhere he always suggests going to the zoo. He is funny. The kids love the zoo too.
This zoo had a great kid's area. We spent most of our day there. It was thundering and about to storm so a lot of the crowd left. I love it when that happens.

They had these really neat caves and prairie dog tunnels. I think if I were a prairie dog I would hang out here.
I would be the first one to get the food. Never missing a bite.
They had a bald eagle and a nest that you could lay in. The bald eagle had a broken wing so it was never going to fly again. I would have taken a picture of the bald eagle but there was this lady standing in the way saying, "Oh the poor bird, look how said it is, oh it's so sad that poor bird....." She kept going on and on and on. I wanted to tell her, "Look lady, it has a broken wing and if it didn't live here it would die, so just take a picture and move on." My goodness. Okay, now that I have that off my chest, I will move on.
I also love that we spend money to go and pet animals that we have at home. The petting zoo consisted of about 20 goats and three sheep. Little Cowpoke loved this sheep. I liked her too. I think I could have taken her home. She is so sweet. Speaking of sweet.
I could just squeeze that little girl. It's so amazing how she only sees her dad for about two days a week and she still is a daddy's girl. Mr. Cowboy made sure that Cowpokette saw all of the animals.

And she loved that he showed her every animal. Cowpokette is such an animal lover. And speaking of animal love.

Uhm....yeah....please don't disturb the bears. Let me tell ya we didn't stay at this exhibit too long. We quickly moved on to the creepy slimy house.This guy was pretty cool. I have never seen a blue snake before.
This one was huge! I would cry if I would ever encounter this with out a really thick piece of glass between us. It looks like it could eat me!

I have never seen a white alligator. He was really cool. I bet he has a hard time keeping clean in the swamp lands of the south. I mean how hard would it be for this white guy to hide in the brown water? I think he might stick out just a bit. I do have to say that this zoo did have some pretty neat animals. I was pretty impressed.


Jenn said...

I'm cracking up,like the bears did ya? The pictures are great ,it looks like a great zoo for kids. Like the white gator too,never seen one before!

Amanda said...

How fun! But I think I'll pass on being a prairie dog.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Your kids are so cute! Wish I could say the same about the snakes.

Beth said...

Okay... what kind of snake is that blue one?

Your family is a GOOD LOOKING family!

kdwhorses said...

Great pics! I love going to the zoo! Everyone looks like they had a great time! Great kids agree, I agree!

They had the albino alligator at the Tyler Zoo last year, pretty neat. It almost looked fake to me!

Thanks for sharing! Happy MOnday!!!

Pony Girl said...

Looks like the cowpokes all had fun at the NYC-, I mean- Houston Zoo! I like zoos, too, if they are well-done with lots of natural habitats.

Karen said...

Not ever being in Houston, I'd have never guessed that. But it looks like a lot of fun! We love zoos.

A white alligator would be cool.

Tj & Mark said...

I love the pics. Great fun. Well, I am all caught up now. We have had guests, guests and more guests and a broken down computer. But now we are back online. Yippee

Twinville said...

The Mr. Cowboy and Cowpokette picture is a real keeper. Frame it and put it on your wall. And say "Awwwww" everytime you walk by. I would! hehe

That prairie dog is F.A.T. and happy!
The goat looks so gentle, too.
Houston has a really nice zoo.

Trailboss said...

I knew it was Houston cause I used to live there. I love the Houston Zoo. I remember when you didn't even have to pay to get in. If I remember right that is Herman park. But it has been almost 20 years since I moved back home to kentucky. Once I was at the zoo w/my first husband and my son when he was about 9 months and a bird pooped in my shoulder. It was funny. Did you walk by the alligator area? That part always gave me a fright cause I was afraid one would get loose!