Thoughts from a Midwest girl relocated to England. . .
24 May 2011
Yesterday we took the girls to the zoo (the name of which I cannot say correctly) that is about 20-30 minutes from our house. Their specialty is apes/chimps/monkeys, so there were a lot of them. But they also had penguins and meerkats--which are two family favorites--and rides. The kids were excited (and Keith and I resigned to forking over the pounds) to see that just like in the US, there was a gift shop with giant pens, overpriced stuffed animals, and racks full of cheap plastic items with the zoo's name on it!