It's winter break in Connecticut and the kids are off from school. Primogeniture is off on an adventure of his own design and Secundogeniture is hanging out at home. I always like to try to bring some adventure into a staycation so we made a trek into the City to visit our good friend Ms. Judy at the Central Park Zoo.
Judy snapped this picture of the two of us at the red panda exhibit.
Isn't this red panda a cutie?
And there are three new animals - two named in honor of Ms. Judy - Lobo and Wolfie - that were fun to see. While I remember their pet names, I do not know the name of this animal. It's racoon-like with an adorable pointed nose, perfect for getting grub out of decaying logs.
Secundogeniture snapped this picture of this colorful water fowl. I just love the distinctive coloring on this bird.
We then trekked over to the Tisch Children's Zoo where we made a pit-stop. I'm sure taking a picture in a bathroom is a no-no, but I was alone and couldn't resist the Goldilocks and the Three Bears sized sinks. Decisions. Decisions.
I snapped a picture of Ms. Judy and Secundogeniture standing on the lily pads. Aren't they adorable?
And I just love the lily pad bridge. It's a joy to jaunter across.
Judy snapped a picture of my Jaywalker socks made from Vintage Purls Sock Yarn in Gothic Rose color which was a gift from James of J.O.Y. I can't believe I've never made Jaywalkers before. I've had the pattern since it came out in 2005... and I'm finally getting on the bandwagon six years later. Oh well, better late than never. The pattern is delightful and I'm glad I'm finally getting my act together.
We call this one a goat in sheep's clothing - aka my WIP - at the Children's Zoo. The best part of this, is Judy got to see the three new goats born last month.
Here's a close-up of my socks. I can already tell that I'll be making another pair of these some days. But next time I go to the zoo, I should probably be knitting my first Monkeys.
Thanks Judy for a great day! BF, Secundogeniture and I had a blast. Central Park Zoo is always a treat. You can get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, see Central Park and enjoy the wonderful animals all in the heart of Manhattan. What could be better? Don't you have wonderful memories of CPZ, too?