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Princesses For A Day

This is the story of a man named Brady.

No wait, wrong story. This is the story of three Princesses of the Serengeti.


As noted on their plaque, they were revered for their beauty and interdependence and respect for ALL creatures. They were the prodigy of the Lion King.  

King of Somewhere Hot

King of Somewhere Hot

They loved and respected their Lion King father, as well as their majestic, Queen of the Serengeti Mother ….

Meet the Queen of the Serengeti and her Princesses

Meet the King of the Serengeti and his Princesses

Ok not so much on the respect part for these Serengeti Princesses.

(Dad lets them get away with most anything)

Yes, last weekend our annual zoo trip for our Princesses to meet up with their Princess cousin Nikki. 


It was tons of fun this year too! The first thing they had to do, once inside the gates, was to go play in the zoo playground.

Dylan 1

Come on kids! It’s the zoo!

We got to see the usual zoo residents. There were the Peacocks


And Mohawks


But Dylan missed those as she was too busy playing

Dylan 2

We saw and fed the giraffes.

Dylan's new friend

And Dylan found a new friend….

But then we lost her again….

Dylan 3

We saw a Rumble in the Jungle

But our girls, er, Princesses, had seen all this before

Is that all you got?

Is that all you got?

Everyone took a break to try and conquer the 4-story high ‘Sky High Safari’ which is a series of balance beams, rope bridges, and tight wires you traverse way high up in the air.

Dylan was a little unsure of herself in this one


She held on tight as we crossed the high rope, hanging on to hanging ropes and her bungee cord

...just how high up are we Daddy?

…just how high up are we Daddy?

Skylar took right to it though


…as she clung on to her mom for dear life


Well, we also saw a gorilla or two relaxing..

Please leave me alone....

Please leave me alone….

Luckily, while we were there it was time to feed him. And so we got to see this gentle giant use his manners for his lunch as he waited patiently for a few heads of lettuce.

Please, please, pretty please?

Please, please, pretty please?

I wish Dylan could see this. I wonder where she is hanging out now?

 Dylan 5

I tried to get the gorilla’s attention by throwing in a big wadded up ball of leaves. But he didn’t like that too much.



Maybe I shouldn’t have done that I guess. He just walked away.

I suppose I was a bad example for our Princesses. It was a good thing Dylan wasn’t here to see that. I wonder where she went? I hope she’s not getting into trouble…. 

Dylan 6

Yes our Princesses had a great time on a beautiful day. They had tons of fun. Hit new heights! And really loved being with their cousin Nikki.  


 Which is what the trip was all about.


Have a great week everyone!

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8 thoughts on “Princesses For A Day

  1. The Giraffes are super tame. Its a great experience for the kids. Yes, I did try to let them lick me; I placed my head up in front of there’s and I scared them off! They said that’s one ugly human! I couldn’t get that high on the rock wall either but doing that high wire, with the benefit of a safety harness was fun. You would like that thrill I think…Thanks for chiming in Ms. Aurora! Have a great week!

  2. Nice day at the zoo, the giraffes look very kind, and their heads as large as Dylan.
    You should have let them lick you.
    I dont think I would be able to climb that high.

  3. Thanks Karen. Can you believe how big they are getting? I have been teasing Dylan for years where I beg her not to get any bigger. She tells me she can’t help it. And now Skye is starting to grow and become less dependent. How can I make it all stop? And pretty soon they will be smarter than me too! Thanks for dropping by Karen. I hope you and your clan are doing great too. I know you have a coupla kids to be proud of yourself! have a great week…

  4. Love this, Andy! Love watching them grow too. 🙂

  5. Did you see that video? Yes it is a great experience; and a money maker for the zoo, truth be told, as you have to pay $2 for a small hand full of kale. That’s why you hear me in the video telling my youngest to look for some on the ground. The giraffes go through that one handful in one quick lick. ~and its funny Dylan did great on the rock wall; surprised me. But we got up in that high wire safari and she didn’t like that. I bet the next time she will though. Heck I have trouble on the top of a big horse! Thanks for looking in PIF! Always great to hear from you!

  6. Thanks for looking in John. Yes, put it on the calendar for the next time you and yours are in town. We enjoy it every time we go. Have a great week! Go PSU …

  7. Looks like so much fun. Feeding giraffes?! Awesome! Your daughter is not afraid of heights. I’m so impressed! My oldest has trouble on the height of a horse!

  8. johnm983 on said:

    I especially liked seeing Dylan with her giraffe friend. Thanks for sharing!

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