Friday, March 13, 2009

Leif - Honolulu Zoo, Hawaii - June 1, 1985 - Age 10

We only went to the Honolulu Zoo once. While we were there, Leif found this rust colored hen that had made a nest in a tree. He climbed up to take a look. This wasn't real high off the ground but I don't know what kind of tree it was.

The funny thing about that trip to the zoo was the giant land turtles that were putting on an odd mating show. Peter A. and Leif found it hilarious, especially the male grunting.

We took the boys to zoos in so many places, from Manhattan, Kansas to Chicago, from Germany to Japan. We always enjoyed them, but Hawaii had so many other fascinating things to explore, culturally and geographically, that the zoo seemed to be rather "ordinary." There are so many places we went that I don't have good photos of Leif, such as the Polynesian Cultural Center, Bishop Museum, Waikiki, Punchbowl Crater, Waimea Falls Park, the Honolulu Botanical Garden and so much more, plus the attrations on the other islands like Haleakala.

Our three years in Hawaii were great, even though I was perpetually worn out trying to get my master's degree except for the last six months we were there.

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