Roger Williams Park and Zoo

Back from Maine life did not slow down. Summer is flying by. The deadline for the opening of my stall at Cape Cod Crafters was looming so much of my time was concentrated on getting the type of pictures they said would sell for my cards. A quick photo shoot at Nantasket and then back home to fold and package cards.

Finally the big day came, the stall was open and I was hopeful life could return to normal.

That’s when Nancy reminded me that we owed the kids their annual summer outing. I enjoy it as much as they do so we had to squeeze that in. We wanted a zoo or Aquarium so we had narrowed it down to 3 choices…the Zooquarium in Yarmouth (Cape Cod), Mystic Aquarium (Mystic , CT.) or Roger Williams Park and Zoo in Providence , RI. I compared prices and travel time and  Roger Williams was the closest and in the middle for price so Roger Williams it is.

I hadn’t been to the  Zoo there in quite a while. I went the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular the last 2 years and I like the Carousel Village for pictures but it’s been closer to 20 years since I’ve been to the Zoo itself.

Here are some of the sights and scenes from the trip.

We saw a dominate tortoise “beating up” on his “lesser” cage mate. Yup. It’s 2 males jousting for dominance. It’s pretty clear which one was winning.

No Lions, Tigers and bears but for once the Snow Leopard was where it could be seen.

The Flamingos were nice and pink.

And look at that tongue on the giant ant-eater.

We spotted a cute little red panda. That was quite a hit.

Our national bird, The American Eagle was majestic as he perched in his enclosure.

I think it’s safe to say that we all had a good time.

Too many pictures, not enough room!

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The kids played in the “misters” and we found the green eggs to go with the ham, but I do not like Green Eggs and Ham, I do not like them Sam I AM (Dr. Seuss)

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  1. Nancy says:

    It was a perfect day, not too hot or humid and most animals were visible. We had a most enjoyable, pratically stress free day with Alex and Dawn. The kids were quite taken with animals they had not seen in other zoos including the close up viewing of the elephants and giraffes and the exotic animals like the hornbill, the crocodile, the red panda and that anteater.You certainly got some beautiful pictures! Dawn wants one copy of that anteater!! Mine did not come out that clear and certainly not with the tongue extended!! Comical and amazing at once!! Definitely a return trip is in store, maybe when they have baby animals in the Spring. Thank you again for going on the outing and for driving!

    • Dusty Roads says:

      we did have great weather and a fun day but I always enjoy seeing your kids. Take advatage of the fact they are young now and like being with us “old folks” Soon enough they’ll just want to be with their friends. LOL. I’ll be sure to get Dawn a copy of the Ant Eater and a spring trip to see baby animals sounds like a good idea.

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