29. Go to Lincoln Park and 36. Take the Train Somewhere

Hey everyone, since Molly already made the post about what we did today, I figured I should stop procrastinating (like what I’m doing with my AP U.S. history packet, AP Literature reading, and Honors Pre-Calc packet) and just write this post.

Anyway, on Sunday, my mom, Molly, my friend Orlando, and I went to the Lincoln Park Zoo. But, instead of driving, we took the L (a train downtown) to the zoo. I had never ridden the L before, and it was just like any other normal train ride, except there was this old man, who was blind, and he was able to make it down a flight of stairs without his (guide stick is it?) touching the ground.  I can’t make it down the stairs gracefully, and I can see… just thought you all should know. 🙂

train card

train card

Waiting for our train

Waiting for our train

So, that crosses of 36. Take the train somewhere. So, when we got to Lincoln Park, my mom kept walking and the three of us followed, and then we realized that we had gone maybe three blocks out of our way, and then after making up that ground, we were at the zoo.

So, it was about 90 degrees outside, so us Chicagoans, Molly, my mom, and I were extremely hot, but Orlando, who lives in New Orleans, had jeans on and wasn’t complaining about the weather at all. We were really jealous.

It was, however, still a nice day,and while Molly and I envied all of the animals who were not outside, who were probably sitting in front of a fan, drinking an iced tea, we still had a great time, and got to see some very fun animals.

A very cute meerkat, whom was given the name Timon, loved posing for me

A very cute meerkat, whom was given the name Timon, loved posing for me

FISH

FISH

Did you know that flamingos are really white? But the food they eat makes them pink. #funfactswithAlicia

Did you know that flamingos are really white? But the food they eat makes them pink. #funfactswithAlicia

I made a friend

That's my friend again.

Pretty bird

Pretty bird

Our nation's bird, how majestic. Did you know that the female bald eagles are larger? They are. #funfactswithAliciapart2

Our nation’s bird, how majestic. Did you know that the female bald eagles are larger? They are. #funfactswithAliciapart2

The newest baby Gorilla and his mommy

Mommy gorilla didn't want the baby to hang along for the rest of the ride

After visiting the main part of the zoo, we decided to head to the children’s zoo, which, at the age of 16, is still my favorite. In the children’s section, you can look at ponies, cows, goats, chickens, chicks, termites, bees, and farm machinery. My favorite part, however, was the petting of the goats, that is until one of the goats made the not-so-smart decision of trying to eat my shirt. After he did that to Orlando and me, we decided the smartest idea was to get out so he didn’t eat Molly.

 

Much Love and Summer Fun

81 days won’t last forever

Alicia, Molly, Orlando, and Lorene

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2 thoughts on “29. Go to Lincoln Park and 36. Take the Train Somewhere

  1. Wow, just found this Blog and i’m very impressed !! I finished school on Monday and live in England. This summer i`m lucky enough to be in year 11, which means I get an extra long summer of two WHOLE months (usually six weeks) due to finishing some horrible exams!! Thus this summer I`m hoping to make it AWESOME and memorable… your blog has given me some great ideas. THANK YOU !! and i hope you guys continue having a Spectacular, marvelous summer 😉

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