May 31, 2011

Gorillas in the Zoo

I know you are all waiting for some Gorilla photos so I thought I would share with you some of my favorite photos of them in captivity at the Bronx and Los Angeles Zoo.  Both zoo’s are working hard on important conservation efforts to protect gorillas in Africa.  One of the most important parts of conservation is education so check out your local zoo and see if they have gorillas and go down there with a friend and see these amazing apes for yourself and learn a little more about them!  Click on the zoo’s name for more information about conservation efforts by the Bronx Zoo and Los Angeles Zoo.


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May 26, 2011

Wooden Clogs, Amsterdam

Holland is famous for their wooden shoes.  Not quite sure how these came about since they are SO uncomfortable, but you see them all over the city being sold to tourists.  Some of them can be quite beautiful hand painted and some are just cheap touristy buys.  I love shoes so much I have developed the nick name Imelda Marcos amongst friends and family who know me well, but I refrained from buying these wooden ones, but they sure are fun to look at!

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May 23, 2011

Warme Wafels, Amsterdam

One of my favorite treats in Amsterdam are their warm waffles.  They are sold from many street stands and are covered in powdered sugar or your choice of chocolate or fruit topping and then smothered in whipped cream.  They are absolutely delicious and in the cold winter are a wonderful treat.  On a cold night there is nothing like walking around with your yummy hot waffle.  Just be careful of the whipped cream when you’re walking- Ashley and I were very sad when our whipped cream fell off our waffle.