The other trip was to the Valley Zoo. It's celebrating it's 50th anniversary.
I remember coming here as a child, probably 35 years ago. The trees have gotten bigger and the theme is no longer fairytale, but otherwise it hasn't changed much. I have a picture somewhere of our family and our cousins on this same train.
It still has an awful lot of "exotic" local animals.
This is our provincial bird, the Great Horned Owl. I did not know that, so even with the lack of real exotic animals I can still learn something. Beth of course knew that already.
The petting zoo is always a favourite spot to visit.