...and other misconceptions I made 08-08-23
2008 Aug 23
June 28th 2011
A surprise at the Munich Zoo

Posted by D under family

bronze rhinoThe zoo in Munich hadn’t been on our list of places we planned to go to, but a comment on this blog a couple of days ago made us change plans…

The girls of course were oblivious to all that and we had no intention of spoiling the surprise. So we just told them we’re going to the zoo and that there would be a surprise. It almost killed them. I lost count how many times they asked…

The zoo is actually very nice, we loved the habitats and really enjoyed our time. There are bronze statues matching the animals on display almost everywhere. The girls loved climbing on them.

riding on Haflinger horses One of the highlights of course was riding on the Haflinger horses. They are really beautiful and very well natured animals – much nicer than ponies.

tux? what are you doing there...Lot’s of fun animals to see – for example the emperor penguins that often are used as mascot for Linux.

alligatorsThe next set of animals I’m showing here I found far less cuddly – it was a bunch of alligators and we all were glad that they were behind a thick layer of glass.

Throughout the day the girls were just very well behaved, extremely hungry (huge surprise) and a lot of fun to hang out with.

TubaDadAnd then in the late afternoon the surprise showed up. TubaDad was in Munich for business and managed to end the day early and join us at the zoo and later for dinner.

The girls were thrilled. They of course immediately asked if Ro and Ree were there as well, but they were happy with “just” Rod.

We had a very nice day in Munich.

During dinner the girls already showed signs of tiredness and when we finally arrived at “home” they were ready to tip over. Vacations are a lot of work if you are six.

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4 Responses to “A surprise at the Munich Zoo”

  1. TubaDad on 28 Jun 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    Fun pics! Glad TubaDad could join you — what a kick. Ro and Ree were so excited to see the pic of the three of them.

  2. Cindy on 28 Jun 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    The girls look terrific. I’ve not visited for quite some time but nice to catch up and see your great pics. :)


  3. TubaDad on 28 Jun 2011 at 11:54 pm #

    This will be one of my favorite memories of Germany. Thank you so much for letting me join you on your vacation, and for dinner! BTW, that other comment was M on the home computer, as I’m sure everyone figured out.

    Have a great rest of the trip!

  4. Mahmee on 29 Jun 2011 at 9:29 am #

    What a nice surprise. Going through your posts, it looks like you are having a fabulous time in Germany. The girls look lovely. Happy vacation!!!

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