Monday, March 22, 2010

The Living Desert

We spent the weekend at Tutu and Sir's desert house. On Saturday, it was a glorious desert day so we decided to take our first trip to The Living Desert in Palm Desert. It's a really neat zoo that features, you guessed it, desert animals. We were able to get a big discount on our admission because we are LA Zoo members. Score! Mama says it sure pays to read up on these things.
Our first stop of the morning was to see the giraffes. We were supposed to be able to feed them but they were enjoying their alfalfa so much that they did not come over. Silly giraffes!
Instead, we were treated to a rare appearance by the zoo's newest resident: a baby giraffe. He was born on March 11 and was six-feet tall at birth. Wow! He was such a cutie and a definite crowd favorite.
Here he is getting kisses from his parents. Awww!
After that, we made our way to the petting zoo. Here I am with Sir checking things out before going inside.
And here I am with Mama and Tutu. Not so sure I'm going to pet anything, just so you know. Those goats look shifty...
No way, Mama!
OK, if Dada can pet this goat, so can I. Pretty nice!
After the petting zoo, I picked up this awesome hat. That's right, a hat! Do I look spiffy or what?
Later, we went to a special butterfly and hummingbird exhibit. The butterflies were so close that Dada was able to snap this amazing photo...
...and this one, too!
We even got to see some butterflies coming out of their cocoons, just like in "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"! It was so cool!The zoo also has it's very own carousel! Here I am with Tutu and Mama boarding my cheetah.
Dada snapped this one while we were in motion. I said "wheeeee" the whole time.
Unfortunately, all good things have to come to an end. Here we are saying good-bye to my new tortoise friend. I can't wait to come back again very soon!
I was so tuckered out that I fell asleep in the parking lot. What a day!
Notice that I am missing my hat in this picture. Well, I lost it about 100 feet from the exit. Nobody could figure out where it went. Sir even went back in the park to see if he could find it and it just vanished. And he even tried to buy me another one but the gift shop was sold out. Oh well, we have our memories and these photos to prove that I actually wore a hat and liked it. Hee, hee!


Allison said...

That looks like a wonderful day in the sun. Would LOVE to see a new baby giraffe... so cute! Emily is sitting (read:moving around, trying to climb on the desk and pushing all of the keyboard buttons) on my lap and says, "baby sleeping." All kids look so cute when they are asleep...

Meg said...

Wow! That reminds me of the San Diego Wild Animal Park....haven't been in years though! How nice to be able to get so close to the animals! I'm sad about the hat though :(

Jenn said...

I lvoe the last photo - proof that Noah had a good time!

Anonymous said...

I say he stashed the hat when no one was looking. Looks like a great place! Pop

Grandma Marirose "Tutu" said...

We sure had a lot of fun at the Living Desert Noah! We'll go back again real soon. I liked the Cheetah best, but it was all great! Maybe they'll get more cool hats in stock for you, Tutu and Sir

Jeffrey said...

Crazy hat boy. I almost added you as a wild creature exhibit at that zoo. Good thing Momma animal trainer said no... Love you noah- Daddy

Dele said...

What a fun LIving Desert zoo! Just caught up on your life and times, noah - you are one busy fella! You are loved and having fun - way to go!

Loved Ever said...

Really it is a wonderful day to see a cute baby Girraffe .This seems so cute as all the babies looks while sleeping .
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Cam said...

I love the perfectly contented sleeping pose at the end! What a great adventure you had at the Living Zoo! Love, Cam