Sunday, December 23, 2007

X-mas at the Zoo

Last Friday night, we took advantage of the break in the rain and went to the Portland Zoo for their annual X-mas lights festival. It was a little chilly, but that didn't bother me much (I've concluded that I have skin as thick as a polar bear), but Wah-Wah and the kids got a little cold. This is a pretty big event in Portland. All the animals in the zoo are put away, and X-mas lights are put up through out the park.
The main attraction here is the Zoo train that is decked out in lights. The train will take you for a ride around the zoo and to some other light displays you can't see unless you are on the train. It was a forty five minute wait for us to ride. Nibbles had one of her infamous "meltdowns" while we were waiting. She kept shouting "Choo-Choo" every time the train went by. She couldn't understand that we had to wait in line like everyone else. Generally, I don't like to give out candy to my kids, but in this case I made an exception. It worked for a little while.
Shortly after the train ride, Wah-Wah and the kids couldn't take the cold any longer so they went home while I stayed around and took a few pictures.
Personally, I kind of like the Grotto's displays better. They were much more about X-mas story and why we celebrate the holiday. It really put me in more of the X-mas spirit than the zoo lights. Still, they were pretty.


Portland wawa said...

The grotto is better. I don't know if I want to go back. Tough night.

shakedust said...

It gets cold in Portland? Looks like there were at least a few good displays.

Portland wawa said...

It was very cold, below 32 degrees freezing I think. We got snow on christmas, it didn't stick though.

f o r r e s t said...

did the display of Dorothy and gang make you miss Kansas?

Dash said...

I don't think it's the actual skin that keeps the polar bears warm. As T has been pointing out to me lately, I have a few extra layers keeping me warmer than the kids.