Monday, January 18, 2010

On Vacation!

Today is the official start of my vacation! Up to today, it was just weekend (and I worked a few hours on both Saturday and Sunday), so it doesn't count. Ms A and I have a lot of boxes of her things to sort through (and hopefully, reduce the amount that needs to stay...)

And we have places to go and things to do.

Yesterday, we went to the zoo. (I forgot the camera, so no photos.) It is officially the Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park. It is very small, just three acres, but it enjoys a good reputation in zoo circles and has several animals from the San Diego zoo, on loan. We saw lots of birds, three big cats - a lioness, a lynx and a puma, one chimpanzee, some wallabies and a half dozen or so other mammals that I had not heard of. Also, a pair of sea otters, two alligators and assorted other reptiles.

The weather here is kind of like very early spring in other parts of the Northern Hemisphere, and the peacock boys were in full parade! The girls did not seem to be impressed, but all the humans were. Peacocks feathers are soooo gorgeous. They have such amazing iridescence!

Other things on our list to do:
Go to the shopping mall at the new city center and admire the public art
Find China town and see what it has to offer.
Eat at In 'n Out.
Pick out a new paint color for the Rangoon Red, (for now) Falcon.
And, hopefull, take a bunch of stuff to Goodwill!


Anonymous said...

Good luck with your to-do list! Dont forget your camera again!! ;) A before/after shot of the box reduction would be interesting! I think mom is still hoping for that day...unless she went ahead and just threw it all out! Love - k

Iron Needles said...

K is bossy!

And my NY readers have shifted to my NV readers! Haha!

Eat some In and Out for me.

Martha said...

Let me see....I wish I was on vacation, eating lunch at In'n Out while my kids cleared out all the stuff they have stored in our house.

It sounds like you and Ms. A have a lovely day planned.

Allie said...

Ugh, sorting boxes - the zoo sounds much more fun! Enjoy!

Lynne said...

Have fun, enjoy A, and have a great vacation!