Toronto Zoo Visit

Yesterday I asked Nefarious’s friend Cassie, who just turned eight, whether she’d ever been to the Toronto Zoo, and to my surprise she had not. We haven’t been in a while either, so last night a plan was made to do so today. We went last year when I had a littler beard, and the year before when I had a littler belly. I got up early — at about six in the morning — and watched a movie and made breakfast, and then napped on the couch until the girls roused me at noon to take them. We ended up staying at the zoo until closing, getting lots of exercise and visiting the far corners of the estate. Most of the zoo is still open, but a few things have been shut down for the winter — paradoxically this seemed to include the polar bears today. In addition to the normal fun of the zoo, I had the wonderful ego stroke of being recognized — “aren’t you Shannon Larratt?” — which to my surprise and great narcissistic pleasure still happens on a regular basis. So if you see me, say hello, because it really does give me a thrill. Thanks!


  1. Rachel C wrote:

    awesome! I recognized you at the zombie walk and I was with one of my good friends and fellow former BME-r (I don’t remember his IAM something to do with toast?). But we didn’t want to break character, even though Ari shot at us. :)

    Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 7:32 pm | Permalink
  2. Singer wrote:

    If you haven’t already seen it, I would highly suggest watching the Planet Earth series. As you also mentioned watching nature documentaries in your last post, again, highly recommended.

    Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 1:04 am | Permalink
  3. One wrote:

    The elephant doesn’t look to healthy.
    The lizards look good though. Quite a few of those pictures are exquisite.

    Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 6:24 am | Permalink
  4. Elizabeth wrote:

    It does seem like this would be prime time for viewing the polar bears. *shrug*
    You must have a really high quality camera, these shots could be in NG.

    Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 11:29 am | Permalink
  5. Shannon wrote:

    I have a decent camera but nothing special… really, I just beat the hell out of them in Photoshop mostly.

    Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Permalink
  6. Danielle wrote:

    I agree with Elizabeth. Your shots are ace, Photoshop or not.

    Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 3:02 pm | Permalink
  7. Gracie wrote:

    If I’m ever in the Toronto area and see you, I’ll definitely say hello! (Not that I’ve ever met you or anything)

    Monday, November 9, 2009 at 6:44 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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