Thursday, June 23, 2011

Splendid Saturday

On Saturday, Alexis and Michael came over!  Alexis had an appointment to get a haircut at her favorite salon.  So we played a game of Vikings at our apartment then they left to go to the salon.  They got back about an hour later and then we all went to Tracy Aviary!  We had a lot fun there and saw lots of awesome birds.

South American Bird Wetland Bird Scarlet IbisMichael and AlexisGreat Horned Owl

There was a really cool new section in the aviary called “Owl Forest”!  There were some very adorable little owls and some beautiful large owls.  I loved them all!!!!  They were my favorites. 

Another favorite kind of bird was the Elegant Crested Tinamou.  There were several of them in different exhibits and they were all so sweet and friendly and happy to see us!  I’d stick my fingers in through the fence and they’d come running over excitedly and peck at me.  They’re native to southern Chile and Argentina.  In the “Destination Argentina” exhibit, there weren’t fences all the way up to the ceiling… so Alexis was able to pick up a cute little tinamou!  We didn’t know if that was allowed or not, but it sure was fun!  I would love to own tinamou someday!!!!!!!

Elegant Crested Tinamou

Around 5pm, the aviary was trying to close for the day, so we had to leave.  We decided to go to a nearby Middle Eastern restaurant called Mazza for dinner.  Taylor and I went there once before and it was AWESOME.  So we were excited to go again.

After we ate, we went back to our apartment and played Apples to Apples.  We also watched a soccer game online as we played.  The soccer game was Real Salt Lake vs. D.C. United.  They tied with a score of 1-1.

Alexis and MichaelApples to ApplesBrooke and Taylor

We had a very enjoyable day!!!

1 comment:

  1. What a great day! So glad you got to enjoy so many fun and interesting things together. I love the pictures you take, so thanks for sharing , and keep it up! I love owls too! Love you!!