28.11.2007 - 28.11.2007 10 °C
Today we visited Dublin Zoo, and we were all looking forward to seeing an elephant. The zoo was pretty much deserted, except for about 15 people sketching (we think an art class must have been there), because its winter and we got there about 5 minutes after it had opened. That was a good thing though, because there was no one to get in the way of looking at the animals. Also, a lot of the animals were still in their night area and Dublin was like London, where they had windows to look into those areas and you can see them much closer up than normal.
We liked Dublin zoo better than London. There were more of the big animals you want to see like Jaguars, Rhinos, Lions, Gorillas (which included a baby that Jess thought was so cute, and we watched these for at least 10 or more minutes. They behaved just like a family with a young gorilla pushing the baby out of his area and taking away the things he was playing with.) and of course Elephants!
There was a baby elephant too.
We liked the elephants so much that we brought one home with us. His name is Colin, and we've become best friends already.
After the zoo we went and had lunch and a big restaraunt called Supermac, which seems to be cross between MacDonalds, KFC, Subway and an Ice-Cream shop. Then we passed some time at an internet cafe, before catching our bus to the airport for our flight back to England.
Thursday will be spent probably relaxing at home. Friday Matt is going to play golf with Uncle Del, and thats as far ahead as we've planned so far.
For your interest, here are some photos: the first is of Belle the rottweiler
The next, for those who wanted to see, is Jessie's new hair cut.