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17 October 2003 @ 07:35 am
Road Trip  
Emily and I went on a holiday on Wednesday, and yes that's why I wasn't in class, but believe me we needed to go.
I had my mother's car, so we drove down the Great Ocean Road to Lorne.
We stopped along the way to get a few photos of the fantastic view, and the lighthouse at Airey's Inlet.
The weather was actually pretty good, with only patchy rain on the drive, no rain when we went to look at Erskine Falls, and a storm as Emily napped (I watched the storm from the motel-room balcony) which cleared up in time for us to go out and get fish and chips and booze.
On thursday after checking out we drove back along the Great Ocean Road, stopping in Geelong for lunch, then we went to Werribee zoo.

With our 'Friends of the Zoo' memberships it was half-price entry, but it was worth it, and the weather was perfect, not too hot, not too cold.
What can I say about Werribee zoo? It is awesome and worth selling your only child to go there.
In fact do that, because I know I don't like having my zoo visit sullied by *shudder* children.
The bus that you tour the zoo in is this amazing high-tech thing with folding doors, and you feel like you're in Jurassic park.
Our tour leader, Heath, was excellent, giving interesting commentary and passing around various specimens, antlers, ostrich eggs, bison fur.
But, of course the stars of the show are the animals, and with this being spring there were little baby animals too (but for some reason they don't squeal and throw tantrums).
Zebras, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, antelope, bison, ostritches, camels... etc. Fantastic!

That's like the only way in which I envy where ayvah lives, that he's close to Werribee zoo.
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pocket-sized monkey girlaynotrats on October 16th, 2003 08:33 pm (UTC)
kids suck at the zoo .... they're always in my way of the good views ....
Jacobyak_boy on October 16th, 2003 09:02 pm (UTC)
Actually, since we have zoo memberships and go about once a fortnight we have a lot of experience with zoo crowds and when feeding times are and things like that.

So, it is usually us who are in the way of the kids' view. A couple of weeks ago we were waiting for the tiger feeding time and some kid was whining to his mother that he couldn't see, and she said "just wait until someone moves".
We just laughed quietly at that. Fat chance we were moving any time soon.
Get there early and grab the best spot.

The biggest problem is when a huge swarm of schoolkids comes and jostles you.
pocket-sized monkey girlaynotrats on October 17th, 2003 09:42 am (UTC)
there are always packs of them from schools .... but i've never gone early.
Robet Éivaayvah on October 16th, 2003 09:51 pm (UTC)
See, now if youlived in Werribee you'd be able to go there everyday! Like I can. Only I don't...

You all should move to Werribee so I can actually get drunk with y'all. >_<

And there are tons of other things good about Werribee. Such as the free parking almost anywhere with no timelimit!! ^_^

And uhhh... Werribee is good and stuff...
Jacobyak_boy on October 16th, 2003 09:55 pm (UTC)
Hey, I did say you could sleep on the couch.
Robet Éivaayvah on October 16th, 2003 11:57 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. I don't remember that...

Anyway, that's still problematic if I'm still drunk when I wake up...