November 15, 2012

Park Update (WOF)

A giant T-Rex has appeared at the entrance to Worlds of Fun.

November 12, 2012

St. Louis Zoo

Welcome to the St. Louis Zoo.

I started off in the Penguin House.

I love these things.

They're so cool.  Get it?



This chimp is huge.  Compare him to my Dad.

The alpha male of the gorillas.

One of the females.

A younger male gorilla.

Snow Leopard.


Sumatran Tigers.


Black Jaguar.




Wild Ass.


Sea Lion Sound.

Underwater viewing tunnel.

Black rhino.




November 11, 2012

Smoky Mountain Christmas (Dollywood)

Welcome to Smoky Mountain Christmas.

At Dollywood.

Some of the Christmas decor.

Barnstormer was first.

Got to love the Grist Mill.

Wilderness Church.

Huge model train set display in the Wildlife Theatre 

Time for the classic - Blazing Fury.

The fireman has on Santa pants.

Tennessee Tornado.

One of the few ridable Arrow loopers out there.

Adventure Mountain ropes course.

Wild Eagle time.

This is probably our favorite coaster at the park.

The parents definitely like it.

It really towers over the park.

Huge loops up on the hill.

Look what hatched

Mystery Mine.

It has a great theme

But it is way too rough to be enjoyable.

Time for Thunderhead.

This is one intense wooden coaster.

More Christmas decor.

We decided to see "T'was the Night Before Christmas"

It was a pretty cute show.

Time to ride behind Klondike Katie.

Now that it's dark.  Let's check out the lights.

Time for the parade.

Let's check out some more lights.

It was a great day at Dollywood!