Saturday, June 9, 2007

Chimp Haven

Today Sam and I went to Chimp Haven. They are only open one day a month and during the hot summer months they are only open in June. (as I write this the current temp is 92 degrees F with a feels like of 104!) So off we went. We spent more time on the trip there than actually being there. It all started off by us leaving a bit early (8:00am) so that we could get some gas for the car. Then back over by the house to meet a friend of Sam's and his mom so that we could go together. We waited for roughly 15 minutes and decided that we would go on. I don't have her phone number or I would have called her to make sure everything was okay.

Before the trip I had looked up the directions. Bad thing. Should have called them to get the directions. But no...I had to do it myself. Now the trip there should have only been 30 minutes and they opened up at 9:00 and close at 12:00. Had plenty of time since we left our meeting spot at 8:45. Followed the directions and did not find Chimp Haven or any sign of Chimp Haven. Retraced my steps and still no sign of Chimp Haven. All this time Sam is in the backseat asking when we are going to get there and if I was lost. I told him, "No, I'm not lost. I know exactly where I am. I just can't find where I need to be." So off we went to find someone to ask. Got new directions. Followed those directions and still no Chimp Haven. So I backtracked yet again and found a different place. Everyone there seemed to know exactly where to go so I felt better about their directions. Sam and I were at Chimp Haven probably 10 minutes later at 10:30. Only took us 1 hour and 45 minutes to get there! The directions I had started out with had left off several different streets/highways to get on. Oh well.

We had a great time while we were there and will go back. Here are just a few pictures for you to enjoy. Oh...I would also highly recommend that you watch these videos.
Here are just a few pictures of the chimps. Such amazing, beautiful and wonderful creatures.
Okay...I know that this is a picture of a frog, a flower and a butterfly...but they were there and I just couldn't resist. I had a camera in my hands...what was I to do???
Of course one more flower shot and then two of Sam including the silly one.
Well we have a church dinner tonight, church tomorrow and then on Monday we will be off again.

1 comment:

Bubba's Sis said...

Very fun! You do neat things!

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