DANY and EFRAIN: OUR "LOVE IN ACTION" GODSONS
July 2009 Outings
July 31, 2009: Guadalajara Zoo
July 11: Globo Museum
On a mostly cloudy and cooler Saturday, we decided to take the kids on a Museum outing rather than yet another swim
party. Efrain and Oscar could not come this time, but Dany selected three other of his friends to come: Pedro, Brian and Chava.
The Museum has interactive displays demonstrating different occupations and activities to entertain and educate the kids.
The boys first tried out the airplane simulation complete with control tower.
Next they all took turns as crane operators trying to set the different shaped blocks into their corresponding hole.
Then it was on to the medical display where they all took turns riding the bicycle with the skeleton.
They rode a horse, milked a cow and had great fun in the TV studio, both "on camera" and in the control room.
One of the most popular amusements was the fireman's exhibit. They rang the siren, clanged the bell and slide
down the pole.
After a few more of the logic game boards it was back into the Tahoe and on to Gran Plaza to ride the elevators,
escalators and a visit to the Food Court where they picked McDonalds.
July 31: Guadalajara Zoo
For this trip we asked for just four boys: Dany, Efrain, his brother Oscar and since Chava was not allowed to go, Aarón came along.
To help us along with the language and the excited kids, we asked Dany's brother Alex to come with us. The fountain outside the entrance
was embossed with many of the zoo animals.
At the foot of the steps to the Zoo was a beautiful Flamigo pool with mermaid fountain designed by famed Guadalajara designer Sergio Bustamante in 1988.
The kids posed with a life-size bronze hippopotomus and then on to the Aquarium where they viewed tropical fish and leaned into a pool to pet small sting ray fish.
Next stop was the Australian exhibits with kangaroos. After lunch at one of several restaurants, we visited a Gift Shop where each selected a Zoo gift. We tried
to get to the Safari Adventure, but the lines were so long, we opted instead for a ride on the zoo train viewing lions, tigers, girafe, antelope, bison and more, all in their
After a stop in a playground with swings, bars, slides and rope climbs, it was off to the Herpetario (Reptile House) for the last stop before heading back to Chapala.
On the way out, we asked the kids to pick a monkey pose from the statues behind them. Each imitated their favorite "chongo" or monkey.
Nuestros Ahijados: Dany y Efrain