While at the Zoo in Albuquerque, NM we got a big laugh watching Benjamin, this kid had the biggest day of his life it appears, it sure brought a smile to our faces to see him enjoying the animals and the new surroundings we were exposing him to.
The Gorillas and Monkeys were a big hit; I just about died laughing at Benjamin after the very first one we saw.
Back to the Gorilla compound, while looking over all the apes walking around looking back at us, there was one laying over to the side, Benjamin took a particular interest in this one, he pointed toward the Gorilla, then held his finger to his lip and said:
“Shh Uncle Randy is sleeping”
For the rest of the day with each monkey or ape we saw he pointed and shouted “Uncle Randy” or either “Uncle Randy is sleeping” I still think Uncle Randy loves him even though he was the only one that didn’t think this was funny, the rest of us came real close to peeing ourselves from laughing so hard.
The large number of animals and experiences we saw here was really amazing.
We saw Elephants
Played in the water
Viewed exhibits with unknown creatures.
And got Cindy and the boys together for a while.
I’ll share one more experience with you I thought was impressive
There was an area where we could view the seals through a glass that allowed you to see them underwater, Benjamin really got a kick out of this, he was laughing and pointing, turning and repeating every word we gave him about the seals, then all of a sudden it happened.
A little girl his age walked up and we witnessed a transformation right before our eyes, Benjamin was no longer the little two year old being completely fascinated by the seals, all of a sudden he was fascinated with another creature, yes at two years old he was giving his full attention to the human female just about his own age.
Little Benjamin had become Mr. Expert, first off he cocked his elbow and leaned on the wall and began a series of jabbers and pointing, he was explaining everything he knew about the seals to this little girl, and she was listening to his every word.
I saw him stretching and looking through the crowd into the direction in which the little girl had gone, I see he was now interested in a new creature, and as I said earlier:
“Someday, I’m gonna have a long talk with that boy”