Day-trip to the Fort Worth Zoo & Central Market. . .

Things have been a little bit tense around here, for a lot of reasons I don't really want to talk about, so we decided to take a little road trip to Fort Worth on Saturday. Though Matt would normally have had to work, he had secured a de-crew because he and his co-worker were trading days. The plan was to go to the Fort Worth Zoo and then have Red Lobster. I had everything mapped out, though both of those things were pretty easy to find, so we hit the road around noon, stopping only briefly to have lunch (Wendy's is awesome) in Granbury. The drive was actually really nice.

The zoo was amazing. Not only is it huge, but the animals are all happy and well cared for. All of the habitats are nice and clean, the people are nice. Some of the animals were such hams! Like my favorites, the Meerkats and the Cheetahs. . .


Matt claims to have just gone to see the monkeys, but when got off of the little train, he was pretty impressed with the longhorn, too...

By the time we got to the birds, I was wishing that I hadn't forgotten the memory card for my camera. I remembered to charge the battery, but somehow managed to forget the memory card. Since my camera has no internal memory, I had to leave it in the trunk. Still, these pretty pink birds would have looked amazing through my DSLR's lense...


The sea life was also really neat. They have an exhibit where you can touch living hermit crabs and starfish. Very cool. I sort of wanted to touch the upside-down jelly fish, but they were locked away for obvious reasons. Then you walk outside and they have a whole bunch of pelicans and costal birds...


On the way out I got some pictures of the flowers they're growing on the bridge where you enter and exit the park. So pretty and fragrant...


We spent about three hours at the zoo, in all, and by the time we went for dinner we were exhausted. Lots of walking and the zoo is particularly humid because of all of the water, so we were sweating like crazy. On the upside, I woke up on Sunday feeling like I'd gotten a work out. I even managed to remember sunscreen so I didn't burn to a crisp.

We had dinner, which was good, even if the service was horrible, then Matt suggested that we go to Central Market so we headed back up the street and picked up a few things. Matt's reason for going there was that he absolutely had to have cheese curds. Yuck!b But, while we were there we got muffins, coffee, gourmet marshmallows, orange blossom honey, and the most amazing milk chocolate sea salt caramels.


We've come to the conclusion that Central Market is the most amazing market. We both absolutely wanted to buy everything! We're going back on Wednesday, when we're in the Metroplex again (more on that later).

After Central Market we headed home, blaring Mumford & Sons, both having had a really nice day. It really helped clear some of the tension and uneasiness. On Wednesday we're going back to the Metroplex, which I'll talk more about later, and when our business is concluded we're going to the Dallas Museum of Art to see a Greek exhibit. I can't wait!

And on that note, I leave you with this video of us in a photo booth at the zoo. It's the first time we've ever been in a photo booth in the 14 years we've been a couple. Too much fun...



Good night!

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