At The Zoo

Washington Zoo

“Someone told me
It’s all happening at the zoo.
I do believe it,
I do believe it’s true.
Mmmmm. Mmmmm. Whoooa. Mmmmm.”

I don’t blame Paul Simon because he was probably stoned off his ass when he wrote those lyrics, but there really wasn’t much happening at the Washington, DC, Zoo. The Smithsonian National Zoological Park is a pretty standard zoo; lots of critters in cages. They don’t try nearly as hard as the Henry Doorly Zoo, in Omaha, but what do you expect, it’s free?

We did spend a good amount of time watching a lion watch us. You could almost see the little wheels turning in his lion head trying to figure out how to get past the moat and over the wall to all of those tasty humans. Just to be safe, I made a point of standing near a bunch of slow looking women and children, because you can never be too careful in situations like that.

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One Comment on “At The Zoo”

  1. Neil Laubenthal October 14, 2010 at 10:01 am #

    So . . .how are ya’ll liking your mobile lifestyle? Pros/cons/lessons learned/advice for folks thinking about doing this? A somewhat lengthy post along the lines of “what we learned after doing this for six months” would be an interesting read . . .my wife and I will be taking early retirement (57) the end of 2011 and doing the “sell the house, bank the proceeds for later, and RV ourselves around the US for a few years before settling down somewhere much cheaper to live in than the DC area” is one idea we’re strongly considering.

    I wish we had known you were coming down to DC ahead of time . . .we live in the Fairfax, VA (west of DC ‘burbs) area and my wife works downtown . . .would have been nice to meet for a glass of wine and talk about your experiences/recommendations good or bad.

    I’ve run past the lion cage at the zoo many a time . . .used to down in DC myself and it was one of many 6-8 mile runs we took through various parks and green areas of the city. You’re right . . .they always look hungry and like they’re trying to figure out how to get to the buffet.

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