Thursday, February 09, 2006

Happy Hollow Petting Zoo

Today I took the girls to Happy Hollow with their twins playgroup. for those that don't know, this is an amusement type park with a small petting zoo which is geared towards toddlers/preschoolers.

The girls had a grand time. Since it was midweek noone was there which meant we could let the kids run free, and run they did. We started on the petting zoo side and let the kids walk the entire loop, feed the animals, and hang out in the goat pen. They were so mesmerized by the leopard, it was quite surprising. Afterwards we headed up to the amusement side where they have some small rides for the kids. The last time (and only other time) we took the kids, we only took them on the merry-go-round. They looked terrified (white knuckles and all), but apparently had a great time as they cried each time we tried to take them off. This time was not much different for Sammi, but a couple times around really loosened up Riley. She started making silly faces, laughing, and finally she started waving with one hand to all the people as she went around. It was quite hilarious. After that they went on the police car/fire engine ride where they started on the police cars but then got to move to the fire engines which had bells that rang very loudly, and ring those bells the girls did. After that it was on to the ladybug ride. Sam must have been worn out by this point, because despite the fact that the ride was quite fast, she put her head down and was almost asleep. We got them off the ride, went and had a picnic lunch, headed home where Riley napped for 2 hours and Sam napped for 3. What a full day, and so much fun.


At 09 February, 2006 22:42, Blogger Jennie said...

Hey! We were just there on Saturday, after the NCWHL meeting (it was conveniently 2 blocks away. Heck, we shoulda walked!).

Not bad! I really enjoyed the Capybaras. Had never seen one in real life. And feeding the dwarf zebu and miniature horse--that was fun.

At 10 February, 2006 08:48, Blogger snarfdog said...

Don't the capybaras look like the rodents of unusual size from Princess Bride?

At 10 February, 2006 09:15, Blogger heather said...

great shots, susan! sounds like you ALL had a blast.

At 10 February, 2006 12:27, Blogger snarfdog said...

Heather, guilty as charged. I did have a great time with the kids. They are so much fun to hang out with.

At 10 February, 2006 13:41, Blogger Jennie said...

Same as the ROUS's? I didn't think so. I thought the capybaras had more flat faces, and the ROUS's always looked like rats on steroids to me.

But we had just read "Hooway for Wodney Wat," which features Camilla Capybara, and they really looked like her!

At 14 February, 2006 18:47, Anonymous imhelendt said...



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