On Saturday, I just couldn't wait for Luke to arise from his morning nap so we could go to the rodeo and see the animals, hear some live music and eat some great BBQ and fair food. We decided to check the rodeo website before leaving and we saw that it would cost us $24 to get in!!!! That's $7 admission each and then $10 for parking--OUCH! Then, I remembered that I had purchased a deal for the Austin Zoo a month ago that I discovered when browsing the freefuninaustin.com site. Drew and I have visited this zoo before. Drew's opinion is that it should be called "Austin Animal Rehab" instead of a Zoo, but I think it is neat. Yes, there are Schizophrenic monkeys that were rescued from research labs, but it has such a down-home family feel. Since we were getting in for half price (because of the deal I purchased), he was willing to go as a family. Luke loved it!
|I'm not sure the animals loved that Luke was there though.|
|Here is one of the beautiful roosters|
|Here is the rooster escaping Luke's quick pursuit.|
We finished our visit off with some snow cones and then headed back to the car.
Later that day, we took a walk in our neighborhood, which included a visit to the duck pond. Luke loves feeding the ducks. He always decides that he needs to eat whatever we are feeding the ducks as well. It usually plays out like this: I throw a piece of bread to the ducks...he asks for a piece of bread...I give it to him thinking he also wants to throw a piece to the ducks...he eats it. This is the case regardless of how stale the bread is that we are feeding the ducks.
|Can I please have a piece mommy?|
|There were some adorable little ducklings swimming around in the pond.|
|Luke loved this bridge.|
|He ran back...and forth...and back..and forth over it! Daddy was such a good sport as always!|
So, although we didn't make it to the rodeo, we accomplished our goal of seeing many animals! And Luke loved every minute of it!