In mid-December, we braved the cold and headed out to Zoo lights at the Calgary Zoo. My girls are so entranced by all things Christmas lights that I figured they would find it absolutely magical. Unfortunately, I didn't have a single photo that turned out but this post will feature some of my hubby's fancy dslr pics and he always makes things looks awesome.
Unfortunately, it was the first year I ended up disappointed in Zoolights. So many of the lights were not working. Even the tunnel in Lover's Lane was half dark! That is the highlight for me each year - I look forward to the psychedelic awesomeness.
The girls were uninterested. They loved the slide that went down one of the hills - though I nearly killed myself on the ice trying to get the three of us up the hill!
|totally lacking in interest.|
Luckily the Zoo did that right. The mugs were only $7. So we left that night with 2 blinking mugs. Buggie dropped hers on the way out of the zoo and the lid shattered immediately. So now I have one thermal mug and one regular mug. Either can induce seizures in people prone to them.
So - do I recommend visiting zoolights for what is left of the season? I don't know if it was just an off night and maybe it has been perfect the rest of the time...but given what we saw and experienced that night - I'd say don't bother. Maybe next year will be better. I can only hope.
As a side note: I nearly lost my purse when I left it in the Katamba Cafe to make a potty run (thank you Zoo staff for how you handled that and for quickly scooping it up for me! Thank you so much. The purse was a special gift and I would have been devastated had I lost it forever).
|me and my girlies|