Thursday, August 21, 2008

Polar Plunge

We dropped off the teenagers (Chris & 2 girls) at Kennywood Park and went to a place more our style--the zoo! The 2 sites are actually only 9 miles apart and the plan went well. The animals at the Pittsburgh Zoo seemed happy and playful and to our delight, showed off for we human onlookers. Our favorite animals were the Polar Bears. They have a whole new habitat with a deep pool where we could actually see under water. Bob & I were both able to get spots near the glass (I knelt down by lots of kids) and got pictures from different angles.

"They take the plunge one at a time,
Majestic bears like verse in rhyme,
They leap and bound and soar up high,
Spread their paws and close their eyes.
Like kids they play and enjoy the chill,
And we at the zoo remember the thrill."

Monday, August 11, 2008

Georgia On My Mind

We didn't stay at the more expensive host hotel, but we really enjoyed ours. This one reminded us of a New York City hotel we'd stayed in many years ago. The room was by itself, around the corner at the end of the hall. The ceilings were high. The white ceiling fan along with the thermostat set at 65 provided a retreat from the 100 degree temperatures outside. The double mirrors in the elevators reflected our images to infinity.