Saturday, July 19, 2008
Here are me and Daddy in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is one of the larger National Parks in the country and it's within a two day drive for over half of the population of America. There are lots of hikes to do--Mommy took this picture on a short one near the Sugarlands Visitor's Center. As you can see, I didn't do too much hiking of my own...
The aquarium in Gatlinburg is one of the largest in the world (so they say). We saw lots and lots of sharks, rays, and reef fish. One of the neat things that they have is a tank where you can feel horseshoe crabs. Daddy forced me to touch one.
The other thing that I really had fun with was the slides on the playground. There is a very small slide at day care in Oberlin, but nothing like these two.
I was in these last two states for the past week. Mommy, Daddy, and I went to Gatlinburg, Tennessee for a vacation. We stayed just outside of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and had the chance to do a little hiking. Here are some pictures:
That's me, standing in a tree on our first hike, just off of the Sugarlands Visitor's Center.
This is the view looking west from Clingman's Dome, the highest point in the National Park.
And here's the stereotypical family shot, again on Clingman's Dome.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Make-believe dancing was lots of fun. Here I am with my crown and twirly thing.
Some of these stars make noise. Here's Mommy helping me jump from one to another.
What else would I find here but a Winnie the Pooh book?Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream...
My very first tea party. More are sure to follow.
Part of the museum was a pretend tree that you can walk beneath. Here I am coming out of the roots.
I've painted before--in fact, we do lots of it at daycare. But this was just so much fun. Paint. Brush. Smock. Instant classic.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Right now, my absolute favorite animal is the monkey. Any kind of primate is fine by me--it doesn't really matter. The gorillas, capuchins, and orangutans were really great.
The Denver Zoo has a petting area, which made me really happy. There is a goat and a tortoise, which I really liked touching.
While the primates are my favorite animals, birds are a close second. There's a lorikeet pavilion at the zoo which was really neat. Here's Mommy feeding a lorikeet some nectar and me making sure that everyone knows where the bird is.
Polar bears are pretty cool. This one was just chilling in the water.
The neatest thing at the zoo was the Komodo Dragon. I've never seen one before, but it was really cool. I walked back and forth and followed this one for a while.