Monday, March 28, 2011

Penguin Splash

The Saint Louis Zoo has a great exhibit called the Penguin and Puffin Coast.  They opened it several years ago while we were in graduate school, and it's pretty cool.  You walk inside, where it is really cold, and the penguins and puffins swim in huge tanks just a couple of inches away from you. 

Well, a couple of weeks ago, we took Ella for her first visit to see the penguins.  She was really interested...
















The tuxedo crew lined up and posed for her...
















She was particularly interested in watching them dive into the water...
















...and she loved being right up close to them...
















...until right after I took this picture...





















...because then a HUGE splash of dirty penguin water got ALL over her and James.

Not cool.

We tried to make the best of it and clean her off, but you can see how wet her hair is...
















...so we decided to go outside and see the bears instead.
















...and then we went home for a nap.

2 comments:

Meghan said...

aww! They wanted Penguin Ella to get in with them! haha

Vicky said...

Looks like she didn't wait to get home before taking a nap! You guys will be missing the zoo when you move--but you will love being near the beach!