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... be honest. So I am standing on the sidewalk and these two massive school buses like you see in the films, picked up us and took us to camp it took around and hour 40 to get to camp in CT. Where we were all greeted by the previous staff members on the massive fielding was outside a building. After being introduced to most people we got our bags and headed to the designated rooms. I was second in the room so managed to get a decent bunk on the bottom. After sorting all that ...
Pacific North West
The Pacific North West exhibit recreates the rocky shores of the Pribilof Islands and North American coast. It is home to Spanky, the Harbor seal, several Steller sea lions, Northern Fur Seal. Sadie enjoyed the various noises of the seals and sea lions!
The Plight of the Penguins
The African penguin population continues to decline. In 2010, researchers reported that the wild population was estimated to be 21,000 pairs. At a 2013 international penguin conference biologists reduced their estimates to only 19,000 pairs. The population ...
We start with the aviary which houses hundreds of colorful Budgies, Cockatiels, Regent and Superb Parrots, Ricky the Eclectus Parrot and ... a Kookabura! Once inside the exhibit, where the friendly birds sing and fly freely, all we had to do was simply hold the food stick in the air and watch them swoop down to perch on our arms, our heads, shoulders and eat right out of our hands! Sadie was so enchanted by the birds, she tried to catch ...
We arrived late evening in Madison. It had a small downtown with a medley of some charming shops. We are almost starving , though had driven only for an hour. The coffee at one the shops was fantastic. What was amazing was sipping the cuppa in the warm sun and watching people go past downtown. There was also an ice-cream shop, the sole store open till 11!! It claimed to be the best ice cream store in CT . I do not know how true the claim stood but it did ...
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