A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Lynnwood Park Zoo

I just got back from North Carolina!  My first time visiting the East Coast.  I did a lot of touristy stuff out there, so I have pictures to share.  

Now, you have to understand, coastal North Carolina is muggy.  Like, you walk out of a building and get hit in the face with a wet washcloth type muggy.  So I walked through this cute little zoo taking pictures and dripping sweat.  In the shot above, I was actually trying to capture the curly horned guy in the shed.

There he is!  I had to crop and lighten to be able to see him. 

That's a bunny.  He looks like Milo, our first foster bunny

I was trying to get a decent picture of these hawks when....

...one mooned me!  At least you can see the beak on the right one. 

Lynnwood Park Zoo is in Jacksonville, NC. 

The paths are white sand.  There are squirrels and dragonflies and butterflies, and the sound of cicadas. 

Probably ought to have lightened the emu picture. 

Prairie dogs!  They were busy little diggers. 

This snake kept trying to climb up the side of the cage and without anything to hold onto, he'd flop over about 3/4 of the way up. 

Biiiiig danger noodle. 

No, that's not a mirror.  When I paid my $10 (cash only!) admission, the gate guy mentioned that there are turkeys roaming free. 

Which was weird to me, because the peacocks were in a cage.  Here, (well, Folsom) we have peacocks roaming free at the zoo. 

The gate sells bags of corn feed that you can toss in to the animals, so many of them will come right up to the fence, hoping you have food for them. 


The bobcat was aloof, as cats typically are.  I was just happy it was awake, since they're nocturnal. 

When I saw the alligator, I missed my teens.  I didn't have an audience to sing, "Never Smile at a Crocodile" to.  I feel like the other guests at the zoo might not have appreciated my solo. 

One of the zookeepers brought out some behind the scenes animals for me.  There was a large tortoise and a small tortoise, a fluffy white chicken, and a couple of reptiles. 

I felt like I took more pictures of them, but I guess either I didn't, or they got lost in the shuffle.  I had to upload my pictures to facebook and delete them from my phone a couple times during my trip. 

Hopefully over the next several days I'll get a few more posts up.  I've got pictures from a Civil War Battlefield and Governor Tryon's Palace to share, among other things. 


  1. I totally get muggy--that's life all summer, every summer for us. :) Way to brave it!

    That zoo looks fun!

    1. I don't know how you do it! I got really tired of being damp all the time. My skin loved it, but I'm happy to dry out a bit, now that I'm home.