Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Zoo and the Troll

One of our favorite things to do is go to the zoo. This time we went with the Thorpe's and the Sam's. We had a great time. Here are a few pictures from the day.

Our best animal shots of the day.
I love this picture. During lunch they hid behind a table and I snuck up on them and got this shot.
I love this girl so much. She takes great pictures. Of course she is quite the poser.
Oh to be a kid again. They love to climb on everything.
Even when she is mad and grumpy she takes a great picture.
Blake and Cate! Climbing of course.
Blake giving us his best tiger roar.
Meagan and her best friend Jaylyn.
Blake standing like a flamingo.

We also went and saw the Freemont Troll. The kids loved this. They climed all over him. Here's a little history about the Troll.

The Fremont troll has been lurking under the north end of the Aurora bridge since 1990. He was sculpted by four Seattle area artists -- Steve Badanes, Will Martin, Donna Walter and Ross Whitehead -- for the Fremont Arts Council. The head-and-shoulders sculpture is 18-ft. tall.
The shaggy haired troll glares southward with his shiny metal eye -- a hubcap? In his left hand, he crushes an old style Volkswagen beetle (which originally contained a time capsule of Elvis memorabilia; removed after the car was vandalized and the California license plate was stolen). There are plenty of places to pose, and interaction with the troll is encouraged.

The community pays tribute to the troll every October 31st with a mobile "Trollaween" party, starting under the bridge and wandering to other funky art sites and events in Fremont.


Becca said...

that troll is so cool! i want to go there and take pictures too! looks like a fun day.

The Dillon 6 said...

the pictures are great!! I'm glad you told a little about the Troll, because I've felt bad that I've never been there even though I lived here in HS ~ now I know it's because I'M OLDER THAN A TROLL!!!!

Mark and Jennifer said...

Cool pictures and a very interesting trip! I think Audrey looks like both of your daughters!