I’ve never been a big fan of zoos, unless I could go with young children, especially our grandchildren. Watching ‘little people’ delight in animals, no matter the size or reputation, seems to show a mutual respect between animals and children. I don’t like watching animals pacing back and forth in their enclosure. I suppose for many people, it is a treat to see real live animals from far away places; animals that they would normally only see in photos books.
We have visited one exotic animal “attraction” on a family vacation, including our grandkids, which I did enjoy very much. It is an animal park near Escondido, California, that is quite different. San Diego Zoo Safari Park is an expansive wildlife sanctuary, home to more than 3,500 animals representing more than 400 species. The animals have large fenced areas where they can roam to their heart’s content; it is the visitors who are ‘caged’. To see the animals, we boarded an electric train that toured the 1800-acre park. The grandchildren had so many questions, and we were treated with squeals of delightful laughter.
What can I say about zippers? Thank goodness somebody had the smarts to invent such a useful item. If I had to rely on buttons on my jackets, my housecoat, and my wallet, I likely would be short a button or two (or more), and my cash would probably be in a draw-string sack. Now, when I’m shopping at my favorite Thrift Store, looking for an item of clothing that is so cheap that I can’t afford not to buy it, I look for a zipper closure, if appropriate. My favorite “treasure hunt” is for leather and nylon handbags. Quality leather is one thing, nylon is easy maintenance, but zippers are a must. Zippers keep stuff organized and secure, so that I won’t lose anything, should I drop or mishandle my purse. It’s hard enough to forget stuff, but even worse to lose important items.
I’ve said enough. It’s been fun participating in this A-Z Blog Challenge, second time around. How many blogs do I still need to write to complete the whole alphabet? ZERO!
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