April 27, 2005

Woodland Park Zoo...
Yesterday I woke up early, around 6:15, and went to White Spot for breakfast with my parents before heading to uni. I met up with 9 other science students (mainly biology majors), and we headed down to Seattle to go to the zoo. The American border guard was a bit surprised that there were 7 of us crammed into a van. But the Canadian lady coming back kept asking if we had brought back any "exotic animals" with us (she said they would make for good show and tell, lol!).
Anyway, when we left it was beautiful and sunny in Canada, but about 20 minutes past the American border it got cloudy and foggy. It was really quite weird. It stayed cloudy the whole time we were in the States, but about 10 minutes from the border on our way back the sun came out again. Sunny Canada!
The zoo itself was really cool. Woodland Park Zoo is probably one of the best that I've been too. We got to see the tiger cubs, and blind cave fish (we learned about them in evolution), as well as the regular plethora of animals.
We had dinner at the Olive Garden, and since it was being paid for by my student fees, I figured I'd get as much food as I could. So I started with a lemon Italian soda, then had mussel, shrimp, scallop, and mushroom linguine in a white wine alfredo sauce (yah, it was good!), and for dessert a coffee and tiramisu.


Anonymous said...

glad to see you are using the government's money accordingly!!

Stephen said...

Well, it wasn`t really the government`s money. It was actually the Student Union`s money from my university.