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Oakland Zoo

We went to the Oakland Zoo with friends and it was really fun. The highlight for me was seeing an alligator swimming underwater. Unfortunately I did not get a photo but it looked like this. We both enjoyed watching the mama baboon cuddle (and perhaps breastfeed) her baby baboon and seeing the gibbon swinging in the trees. We blew bubbles for a bunch of squirrel monkeys and it really caught their interest. And Emma really enjoyed the rides that she went on at the end of the day. She rode an elephant, a blue car and a red airplane. It was a very busy day. ^_^

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petting zoo

The Lakeview library hosted a petting zoo yesterday afternoon so we walked down the hill for a visit. Emma was way into it and after five or so minutes had to be taken out so the little furry creatures would continue to live, safely away from her clutches. And yes the libraries are the place to be in the summer. I heard one librarian say that pretty much their whole budget is spent on these summer activities!

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Emma loved all of the animals but was excited about funny aspects like the ducks drinking water. She ran up to them and excitedly called “puddle ducks!” This kid loves Beatrix Potter. ^_^