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Audubon Zoo, New Orleans

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Before there was the Denver Zoo, there was the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. It was Harry’s first zoo visit and I couldn’t let it pass without a little recognition on the blog. Side note, check out that boy’s eyelashes.

As a family rule, we love the zoo. It’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday and it never gets old. But as I get on in age and wisdom, a part of me is sad at the zoo. I know they are for conservation. I know we’re working on breeding and increasing dying populations. But those cages get me. Which is why I love to see the peacocks.

The peacocks aren’t confined in a cage, though if they’d like to be, they just hop right in. We saw a whole herd of them hanging out with a little fox at the Denver Zoo. They had taken over this little guy’s cage and I don’t think he minded, having visitors. But usually, you see the peacocks walking around like all the humans. Perching in a tree for a birds eye view. Hanging out with all their animal friends on their own free will. I like to think of them as the little ambassadors of the zoo. Walking around from cage to cage, stopping to talk to each of the animals, bring them their daily dose of beauty. What do you think they’re talking about?

Anyway, in case you weren’t quite finished with the photo dump from Colorado, I figured I’d feed your addiction. The Audubon Zoo in New Orleans is quite nice. It’s big, it’s pretty, and there are so many beautiful exhibits. And of course, trees full of peacocks.

xoxo Mallory

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Denver Zoo for the Win

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Here’s a little bit of Recor trivia for you… did you know that Jon and I are huge zoo nuts? We were card holding members to the Denver Zoo for all three of the years we lived in Colorado. We were in college and instead of staying out late partying Saturday night, we were waking up early Sunday morning to trek down to the zoo.

So it only made sense that we needed to take Harry there. To show him our old stomping grounds. To visit Dolly the elephant. To check out the new digs for Dolly. And to ride the carousel for the very first time. It was epic.

And thus concludes our Colorado Family Vacation Photo Dump. I’m sorry if that’s sad for you. If you find yourself having withdrawals, you can always keep up with us through my Instagram, but tomorrow we’ll be back to your regularly scheduled posting.

xoxo Mallory

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Weekend Recap

This past weekend was a wonderful holiday weekend – which meant, the perfect time to get out of town and do a little socializing with old friends. Jon and I packed up the car, dropped off the puppy, and drove straight to Dallas Friday afternoon, where we met a couple we know from pilot training at Vance (in OK).

It was a whirlwind of eating, swimming, talking, switching hotels, eating some more, shopping, and zooing – the last resulting in my very first time petting a giraffe. Yes you read that right, I pet a giraffe. And it was the coolest thing ever.

On the way out of town, we did a little shopping and Ikea, and decided on a chair for Baby’s room, then headed to Buy Buy Baby (which – if you’re pregnant, will be, or know someone who is, or you just love babies, GO THERE. best baby store ever) to try out a few strollers I’ve been reading up on. Low and behold, we decided on a stroller! Which we will be registering for – in case anyone needs gift ideas for baby. 😉

Aside from the morning sickness, changing hotels, and driving over 13 hours in one weekend, it was a blast.

xoxo, Mallory

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