One morning my parents bundled us three kids into the back seat of the car and told us we were going on a trip. They didn’t tell us where, but if we could guess correctly they would tell us if we were right. I finally guessed correctly–The Lisbon Zoo! It was the most amazing outing as you can tell from the following blog post from my mom:
One of the family things we loved to do, especially after we had children, was to visit the zoo in Lisbon. We visited the monkeys, the giraffes, lions and tigers and bears! Oh my! One year when we went, they had added a pool with dolphins, billed as “The Miami Dolphins”. We liked to sit close to the pool so we could catch some of the splashes! Well, not all the “kids” liked the splashing, but I thought it was fun. Sometimes the trainers invited some of the children to participate. Not all of the children liked that, either.
The star of the zoo, at least for us, was an elephant. The elephant’s name has been lost in the mists of time, but his talent has not been. You had to have a token, which you purchased at the kiosk. Then you…
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