Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Columbus, day 2

Columbus, day 2.
For anyone who likes Zoos, you really need to visit the one in Columbus.
It is easily in the top 5. It was an interesting visit.
First, the zoo is no where near downtown, and isn't even in the city itself. As you can see in the pic, it's out in the middle of nowhere!
It was actually not far from our campground. It appeared to be nearly new! We decided they must have abandoned their old one and built a whole new ZOO! But we soon found out, the zoo has been here for nearly 100 years.
The entrance is a newer addition, and they have systematically rebuilt and expanded the whole zoo! There seems to be great community support for their zoo. And they have a beautiful one to be proud of. And the pics are here.
Then it was lunch at a nearby Chilli's. We had a gift card from Christmas, and the one in Lansing was clear on the other side of town we never seem to get to, so we decide, if we saw one here, we'd use it. And on the way from the zoo to our next stop, there one was!
So after some ribs and beer for me, and a steak wrap for Craig, we headed to the Franklin Park Conservatory.
A beautiful collection of buildings housing an enormous collection of plants. AND Franklin Park sits in a beautiful older neighborhood, just east of downtown. And more pics here.
Then on the way back to the campground, we stopped veggies to go with dinner, and for a few things we forgot to pack. Dinner was grilled Pork Cutlets, with grilled potatoes and marinated grilled Zucchini. Yummy! Followed with drinks and a roaring campfire.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmmmmm... looks good! Well, if the zoo is in the middle of nowhere at least that's a little distance from an escaped tiger. LOL

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