Monday, October 22, 2012

Beer and Dinosaurs?!

It is a good weekend when you can get beer made and go see Dinosaurs.

Mark and Joel finally got in a brew day on Saturday.
Yea! they have been planning this for months and our own brew master son taught the old one many new tricks in the making of beer.
Fingers crossed it is working its magic right now.

On Sunday we went over to the zoo since I had scored some free passes to the Dinosaur exhibit and they expired on the 31st.
It was a great day to be out with loads of animals both 2 legged and 4.
Good people watching at the zoo.
I wanted to take pictures of the shoes that some of the people were wearing to walk through the zoo. If was funny to see some of them in 3 inch heels- just where did you think you were going?

It was also great weather to see animals and many of them were up and active.
On the Dinosaurs; they are not real.
I am telling you this now because there have been people, yes, more than one, who wanted their money back because they really, yes, really, thought they were going to see real dinosaurs at the zoo.
Yes, really.

They were as well done as they could be for not real and we did get a kick out of them

Take a look at this wee one that seems to have snagged an acorn to eat.
Those acorns are everywhere right now and you will find them in everything.
They are tiny bombs going off on the house all day long.

They put up a great exhibit of honey bees and it is maned by the Bee Keepers Society of NC. The bees were busy and after we left there I noticed them all over the park.

If you look you can see the Queen who is marked with a yellow dot.
Queen 2012.

I really have to go- work has to be done!


Michèle Hastings said...

I am always amazed at peoples shoe and clothing decisions for a day at the zoo. I don't know how they can walk back to their car at the end of the day!

Lori Buff said...

What? No time machine to take visitors back in time to see real dinosaurs? How disappointing.
Seriously, I could not work at the zoo and deal with someone who wanted their money back because they truly expected to see live extinct dinosaurs, my heart goes out to them.
Crossing my fingers for good beer.

smartcat said...

Someone actually sued our zoo when she did not see real dinosaurs. Now the billboards and all advertising notes that these are not actual dinosaurs. Kind of makes you wonder about what is going on in education today!

Linda Starr said...

Those dinosaurs are wonderful, in Tampa there is a dinosaur garden we want to get to, perhaps this winter, it was too hot in summer to stop. I remember driving across country as a kid and seeing signs saying stop and see the baby rattlers, nobody thought to sue anyone back then, they appreciated the whimsy and humor.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

What? The dinosaurs aren't real? I want my money back!

Shortstuff said...

Sounds like a good weekend with Joel and Katie. Glad you had fun. That zoo is wonderful. I haven't been since Christine was a wee lass. Might be time for another trip to see the animals.

Dennis Allen said...

If you think they are real dinosaurs, you've had too much of that homebrew.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

the dinosaurs are cute indeed...and you always figure that American schools are BAD and the kids are not working too hard, DUH!

Susan Wells said...

Roaaaaaarrrrrrrr! Is that what they said? I dunno. If they're like lizards I'm not sure they say a lot. But Ooooooooo I think there's a lot to say about that beer. Horray. Yum. COOL!

Julia said...

That beer looks lovely - hopefully it tastes as good as it looks cooking up in that pot!

That observation hive at the zoo looks amazing - we do not have one at our zoo here in Utah.

cookingwithgas said...

Hi all! Busy here in Whynot! Julia I thought of you when I saw the bees- very cool!
Those Dinosaurs did make noise- it was cool.
Hope you are all working or not- enjoy some weather- we are sorting out mugs....