Zoo: Part 2

One new-to-us feature was the SkyFari. It was basically a ski-lift that you ride over the zoo. Dad and Mom said they’d stay with the little girls and go through the butterfly exhibit, so Joseph, John, Anna, Jesse, Mary, and I went to catch a ride.

It was an interesting feeling being airborne over exhibits. You became very aware of not wanting to lose anything to the ground which was a good distance away. John and Anna were in the seat ahead of us, and Jesse and Mary behind.

Joseph and I were a team and enjoyed the quiet, relaxing ride across the zoo.

As the SkyFari came to the half way point, we were right over the rhino exhibit. This rhino was wallowing in the mud. Rhinos do this to cool off, and it was a hot day, close to 90 degrees.

This little guy looked longingly at the leaves which were out of his reach.

Grandma and Grandpa having snack time with the grandgirls.

One of our favorite sections of the zoo is the aquarium. The penguins are especially cute, and we had quite a bit of time in that section, because we were waiting for Dad and Mom to join us. They rode the SkyFari after we did.

The others had moved on around the corner, and this was neat shot in a bubble window.

A penguin close up.

Joseph took the pictures here in the overhead aquarium.

It makes me glad there is glass between me and it.

Jellyfish. Another of Joseph’s photos.

Mom’s favorite part of our trip was actually these guys, Silvery Lutungs. See how the baby was catching its ride mid-air?

The mom swung with that baby, and then it hopped off, and the next one got a ride.

This suspended bridge held memories for the younger five from our trips when they were little. Abby got to experience it with Aunt Anna.

John enjoyed himself too.


“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

Genesis 1:28

15 thoughts on “Zoo: Part 2”

  1. Looks like you all had fun! 🙂 I really like the picture JOseph took of the jellyfish.

    Has Anna Marie or Melanie had their baby yet?
    not yet

  2. My favorite picture? Grandma, Grandpa and Bethany all looking at something together.
    Love you guys.

  3. Amazing pics! Yes, the Omaha Zoo is in the top 3 for our family. The SkiFari over the Rhinos was sort of a strange feeling but really nice viewing. So glad you all had a nice time. We are a nature loving family too!


  4. What wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing. We have never been on a skylift through a zoo – I imagine that does add a different view altogether. What a variety of God’s creation you were able to share with us. The zoos around us have changed to where they focus on just a few animals not such a broad spectrum so it was really great to see such a variety in your post.

    Have a great week. Perhaps God’s timing for Baby Maxwell will be this week.

  5. Love, love, love the aquarium. If you all get the chance, the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, OK (outside of Tulsa) is well worth the trip. We have been there several times since the kids were born, and we love it more each time.

    The zoo is a favorite activity in our house. I have a hard time narrowing down my favorite, but I can tell you the herpetarium is not one of them! *shudder* But just walking around and taking in all the plants, animals and sunshine is awesome. Thank you for sharing the great time you had with your mom.

    In Christ,


  6. Lovely photos – the little girls look delighted! What a fun day for them, and you all.

  7. Thanks for taking the time to post these photos. A wonderful family outing, for sure! Thought of your family while at ENOCH here in NJ this weekend.

  8. That looks like a great zoo! We also went to a nearby zoo on Saturday. What a disappointment. Oh, the zoo was good–we went there to enjoy God’s creation of animals. But, it was a hot day so most of the people there were in various stages of undress, and covered with tattoos. I had no idea there were so many that mutilate their bodies that way. There were also stands here and there with musicians playing music from various cultures. One had the addition of a belly dancer. Sigh. We don’t go to fairs and carnivals and such just for those reasons. Never gave it a thought for the zoo. We’ll have to make sure that we only go when the weather is cool. Glad you enjoyed your day! Thanks for the photos–it really looks like a zoo we would like to see!
    We had forgotten about the warm weather factor in our excitement about surprising Teri. We will endeavor to go in the Spring and Autumn in the future.

  9. Thanks for sharing the family zoo pics! Joseph’s jellyfish photos are AWESOME!

    With love from New Jersey

    The K Family

  10. How cute is Abby? I love that age, when everything is new and amazing and you learn something new literally every minute. It’s awesome to watch them drink in the world and develop personalities of their own. It looks like it was a wonderful day to enjoy the zoo. Glad you had fun!

  11. Looks like a really fun trip, especially since Abby and Bethany could come!
    Good pictures, Sarah and Joseph. The sky lift was an interesting idea to add to the zoo, looks fun and scary. Hope it wasn’t too hot! God created it, but hot is not my favorite weather. The suspended bridge looks a little swaying scare, was it very high?

    Hope Christopher and Anna Marie are very,very,very soon holding their baby in their arms for the first time!

    God bless! Rebecca K.
    The little bridge was only about 15 or so feet up.

  12. What a fun time you all had. I love the pictures Joseph took of the jellyfish–they would make beautiful note cards. I have often thought many of his photographs would make lovely notecards.

    So glad Teri (and Steve too) was able to enjoy this time making special memories with her grandchildren. Precious time together.

    We have been enjoying beautiful warm weather here in Seattle for 6 days in a row. I spent the weekend down in newport, OR at a jane Austen regency event and the weather was so warm and sunny. In the evening we were out on a tall ship, The Lady Washington, and it was a perfect evening. God is so very good.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

  13. I really enjoyed the pictures of a place my family knows very well. My mom and stepdad live in Omaha and they treat our family to the zoo once a year. It was fun to see pictures of your family there.

  14. I love the photo of Steve, Teri, and the little girls at the cafe. You all look so relaxed and enjoying the day together. I know from having little ones of my own that those situations can be tenuous, but you sure made it look easy! 🙂 Such blessed girls to have such great grandparents!

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